Friday, August 23, 2013

Carrot Raitha

          Raitha is a must in my home, whenever I make parathas or briyanis, even otherwise my daughter  loves to have cucumber raitha just like that. We can make it with almost all vegetables and it's a healthy accompaniment to any meal. For today's raitha, I have used grated carrots and chopped tomatoes, very simple to make and the extra flavor comes from the seasoning..

Need To Have

  • Carrot - 1 cup grated
  • Tomato - 1 medium, chopped
  • Grated Ginger - 2 teaspoons
  • Coriander - 1 tablespoon, chopped
  • Curd/ Yogurt - 1 cup
  • Green chilli - 1, deseeded  and chopped finely
  • Nigella seeds/ Onion seeds - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Salt - to taste


          Take the grated carrots, ginger, tomatoes and coriander in a bowl. Add the curd and salt and mix well.

          Heat some oil, add the nigella seeds, when it starts sizzling, add the chopped green chilli, stir for a few seconds and mix it with the carrot and curd mixture.

Can add 2 teaspoons of grated coconut, if you don't like or don't have nigella or onion seeds, you can do the seasoning with black mustard seeds, but onion seeds definitely gives a different flavor to this raitha. 
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  1. I HAVE NEVER TRIED NIGELLA SEEDS IN RAITHA..this is definately a must try!

  2. Seasonal raita...

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  3. Raitha looks good. Never tried with nigella seeds in raita. Will try it out soon.

  4. Ooh! I have a bag of Nigella seeds I've been racking my brain on how to use. Might have to do something like this with my fresh tomatoes.

  5. very very delicious and healthy raita looks yumm dear :) First time here and happy to follow you :) Do chk my blog too :)