Carrot Raita (Pachadi)

Carrot as we all know is very nutritious vegetable highly rich in Vitamin A. Especially raw carrots are very good for health. This preparation with Carrot also uses raw carrot with few other basic ingredients and is a yummy dish that will tempt you by its color and taste. This dish can be prepared in 15 to 20 minutes.

Carrot - 3 to 4
Onion - 2 small
Green Chillies -2
Curd - 1 cup
Coriander leaves - for garnishing
Salt to taste
For Seasoning:
Oil - 3 tablespoon
Mustard - 1 tablespoon
Urud dhal - 1 tablespoon
Asafoetida - 1/4 teaspoon

Curry leaves - 3 to 4

1. Finely grate the carrots and transfer it to a bowl.
2. Chop the onions to fine pieces.
3. Split the green chillies into halves.
4. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds when hot. When it splutters add urud dhal and asafoetida and fry till it becomes golden brown.
5. Add curry leaves and green chillies and fry for 1 minute.
6. Now add finely chopped onions and fry till it becomes golden brown.
7. When done, add this to the grated carrot and wait till it cools down.
8. Add curd and salt to taste and mix thoroughly.
9. Garnish with coriander leaves.
Carrot Pachadi is ready to eat.

1. You can add little grated coconut finally to get an additional flavor.
2. If you are prefer sweet to salt, you can add sugar instead of salt.

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