Carrot Cucumber Raita or Gajar Kakdi Ka Raita is a cool and refreshing side dish. It very well accompanies the spicy dishes in the main meal. Raita is a preparation made with yogurt as the base and flavored by adding spices, herbs, vegetables, fruits etc.
Carrot Cucumber Raita is made by putting shredded cucumbers and carrots into salted and spiced yoghurt. It goes very well with parathas or with a variety of rice, pulao, biryani etc. The addition of raw carrots & cucumber make this raita highly nutritious and rich in fiber.
- curd : 2 cup
- diced kakdi : 0.5 cup (Armenian Cucumber/Kheera (Cucumber))
- carrot : 0.5 cup (shredded)
- jeera : 1 tsp
- red chilli powder : 0.5 tsp
- salt : 0.75 tsp (or to taste)
Stages of cooking
Whisk 2 cups of curd with 1/2 a cup of water to get the desired consistency. Add 1/2 cup of shredded carrot and 1/2 cup of shredded or finely chopped kakdi or kheera (cucumber).
Add 1 teaspoon of Roasted Cumin Powder, 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli Powder and 3/4 Teaspoon Salt. Mix well and serve the raita chilled.