Cucumber Carrot Raita

Condiments are supplemental food such as sauces, spices or chutneys, which are added to a particular dish to enhance the flavor. There is a huge list of condiments which are used all over the world. 

Today we are starting with 1st Week of Blogging Marathon 77. I will be posting 3 different "Condiments", which is my theme for this week. Cucumber & Carrot raita will be my 1st post for the week. Simple yet delicious raita served along side Spicy Biryani's, Pulao's or any Indian Bread. Carrot gives nice color and cucumber is best to beat this hot weather. Cucumber and curds is a perfect summer cooler too.  Adding little roasted cumin powder to raita gives  nice flavor to it. Here goes the recipe......


Curds / Yogurt 1 cup
Chopped cucumber 1/2 cup
Grated Carrots 1/4 cup
Chopped cilantro 3 spoons
Chopped Green chilies 1/4 spoon (optional)
Salt to taste
Roasted cumin powder 1/4 spoon


Using whisk beat yogurt into smooth paste.
Add chopped cilantro, cucumber, chilies, grated carrots, cumin powder and salt.
Mix everything well and refrigerate until time to serve.
Serve with any pulao , biryani or with any Indian bread.

Check to see what my fellow bloggers are cooking for BM 77.

Also sending this recipe to Srivalli's Kids Delight event hosted by Amara for this month. 


vaishali sabnani said...

Perfect for the summer heat , cucumbers are cooling and so is yogurt . Lovely raita and the carrot is adding so much color to it .

Srivalli said...

This raitha is surely a comfort food!..I love the raithas when we enrich it with other ingredients like this.

Gayathri Kumar said...

Cucumber raitha is one of my fav. Adding carrots makes it so colourful..

Unknown said...

Perfect combination with any biriyani and love the veges you added.

Nisha said...

So much needed for the Summer! I can have this anytime though :)

Priya Suresh said...

I do this combo in raita often, very refreshing dish.

Mayuri Patel said...

I love any typeof raita. I love to have it as a light meal. doing carrot to the cucumber raita makes its so colourful.

Jyoti Babel said...

perfect accompaniment for a hearty meal. i make it often

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said...

simple and perfect raita! I make this often during weekdays lunch just for myself!
Looks delicious!

Pavani said...

That is a delicious and colorful raita.