Friday 29 November 2013

Carrot Pachadi/Carrot Raita [Kerala Style]

Carrot Pachadi/Carrot Raita is a very traditional and authentic dish prepared during Onam Sadya in the State of Kerala-India. I have special attraction and love towards this pachadi, to start with, it is super-duper easy, very healthy packed with vitamins and minerals, beautiful colour and a perfect cooler for the hot summer days. My kids love carrots to the core, they will eat it in any form cooked or uncooked. This raita is one of their favourite carrot dishes as well. So try it friends you will surely love it. Check out beetroot raita and cucumber raita as well.

Here’s how to make Carrot Pachadi/Carrot Raita with step by step photos…


Yogurt/Curd [thick]
2 cups
1 finely chopped
Green chillies
2 finely chopped
½ inch piece finely chopped
Turmeric powder [optional]
One pinch
As needed

For Tempering

1 tsp
Mustard seeds
½ tsp
Urad dal
½ tsp
Dry red chillies
Curry leaves


Wash, peel and grate the carrots.

Heat oil in a kadai and splutter the mustard seeds. Now add the urad dal, dry red chillies, curry leaves and fry until the dal changes color.

Now add the finely chopped onions, green chillies, ginger and saute until translucent and soft.

Add the grated carrots, salt , turmeric powder and fry for about a minute. Add about 2-3 tbsp of water and cook the carrots.

After all the water is absorbed and carrots are cooked, switch off the stove. Let it cool completely.

Add the yogurt/curd and mix it in, adjust the amount of salt after adding the yogurt.

Super healthy, delicious and yummy Carrot Pachadi/Carrot Raita is ready to be enjoyed.

The yogurt/curd used must be thick and not sour.
The carrots can be very finely chopped rather than grating as well.

Using turmeric powder is optional, but I love to use it for the flavor and color.
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  1. yummy....this pachadi looks so good and can feel the aroma of the spices tempered in this relish....will go beautifully with rice :-)

  2. Yummy pachadi Priya, it's my favourite too.

  3. I love curd and raitas.. Have never seen this one , will try for sure
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  4. it looks too good.. i can try this with roti..

  5. omg this tempts me mor than non veg :P i am a carrots lover looks divine

  6. Carotene rich pachadi. Perfectly made Priya.

  7. Would be a great side for theplas. will try soon

  8. Looks So Creamy and Yummm!! Well done!!

  9. rich, creamy and nice cooling pachadi...

  10. I love carrot pachadi, looks yummy and delicious.

  11. Very easy and tasty pachadi. So well made and explained.
    Thanks for sharing.

  12. That's a delicious pachadi !


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