Thursday, March 8, 2012

Carrot Raita(गाजराची कोशिंबीर )

Raita is a very common accompaniment in Indian meal. It helps to sooth your tongue after eating anything spicy. This particular carrot raita is quite different. Actually this is my mother-in-laws recipe. It tastes delicious. Mustard powder adds a nice kick to this raita. It needs quite a bit of time to infuse all that mustard flavor into raita but it is worth it. I have made this carrot raita many times for my guests and they have enjoyed it as much as we do.

Ingredients(Serves 4)
4 carrots washed, peeled and grated
1 1/4 cup yogurt beaten
1 tbs+1 tsp Mustard Powder(Grind regular black mustard seeds in a grinder to make fine powder)
1 1/2 tsp sugar
Salt as per taste
For tempering
1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
Pinch of Asafoetida

Microwave grated carrots in a bowl covered with plastic wrap for 4 minutes stirring half way through. Don't want to overcook the carrots, it should still have a bite to it but not crunchy. Once carrots are cooled add all the ingredients except for tempering and mix well. For tempering heat oil in a small pan, add mustard seeds followed by asafoetida. Pour this tempering over carrot raita. Now let this raita sit in fridge for at least 3-4 hrs or overnight . Mustard powder adds a nice kick to this raita so it takes time to infuse all it's flavor in raita.

1 comment:

  1. Looks Yummy, will surely try this raita.