Carrot/Mint Raita

For those biriyani connoisseurs, there is nothing like cooling it with a raita dip that offers refreshment. This recipe is courtesy of my cousin, aninda.
Carrot/Mint Raita
Total Preparation Time : 20-25 minutes
1 medium red onion
12 baby carrots
1 cucumber
1 cup of mint leaves
1/2 lemon
3 cups of yogurt
1 tablespoon of sour cream
1 tea spoon of roasted cumin powder
Salt and Red Chilli Powder to taste
Few leaves of cilantro and mint for garnish

Vegetable Preparation (10-15 min)
Use a shredder to make long length shreds of the cucumber and carrots.
Use a knife to cut thin slices of red onion and finely chop the mint.
Raita Preparation (5-10 min)
Pour yogurt in a mixing bowl and toss in the shredded/chopped vegetables/herbs to the yogurt. Stir in the sour cream till you get a smooth consistency. Add the lemon juice and salt and chilli powder and give it a final stir till it looks uniform.
Garnish with cilantro and mint leaves.


  1. I love mint in my cucumber raita n this one with carrots sound fab, will try it..

    US Masala

  2. I love how mint and food with mint tastes like :)

  3. Instead of all-purpose flour, use whole grain products in adding more nutrition in your meal. Using whole-wheat flour, bread and soy flour in biscuits, oatmeal in your baked muffins are a lot healthier than doing it otherwise. Look and prepare low fat recipe when baking biscuits and all-time favorite cakes, choosing applesauce will also give the much-loved taste but with less the fats.

    Healthy cooking tips

  4. I would eat it just like that!!...looks yumm!
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

  5. Very flavourful,healthy raita..

  6. Delicious raita with carrot and mint

  7. This looks refreshing and perfect for spring!


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