Gajar Amla Raita Recipe - Carrot Gooseberry Raita Recipe
A delightfully tangy and sweet raita, Carrot Amla Raita Recipe is prepared with ground amla/gooseberry and coconut and mixed along with grated carrot in a well whipped bowl of curd. It makes a delicious side dish with kofta and pulao.
Raitas are whipped curd/ yogurt with cooked or raw vegetables in them that are served as a side dish for Biryani or Pulao and even parathas. In this recipe of Gajar Nariyal Amla Raita Recipe, grated carrot, grated coconut and cut amla is added to a bowl of whipped curd/yogurt and tempered with mustard seeds and jeera.
Did you know : Gooseberry or Amla are a rich source of Vitamin C and found in plenty in the winter months. It is extremely tangy to taste when eaten raw. Along with high Vitamin C content, its rich in Calcium, Phosphorus and Iron. It enriches hair growth, aids in eye care and improves metabolic activity. Vitamin C is an important mineral that is essential to the absorption of Calcium in our body, since Amla is high in Vitamin C it is important to include it in the diet, to maintain bone health.
If you like this recipe, here are a few more Amla/Gooseberry recipes
- 1 cup Curd (Dahi / Yogurt)
- 1 Carrot (Gajjar) , grated
- 4 Amla (Nellikai/ Gooseberry) , cut and deseeded
- 1/4 teaspoon Split Mustard Seeds (Rai Kuria)
- 1/4 teaspoon Red chilli powder
- 2 tablespoons Fresh coconut , grated
- 1 Green Chilli , finely chopped
- Salt , to taste For the tempering
- 1/4 teaspoon Cooking oil
- 1/4 teaspoon Mustard seeds
- 1/4 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
- 1 sprig Curry leaves
How to make Gajar Amla Raita Recipe - Carrot Gooseberry Raita Recipe
To begin making Carrot Amla Raita Recipe With Coconut, in a bowl, add yogurt, salt and beat it with a whisk for a few minutes until it is smooth without lumps. Keep aside.
Cut the amla/gooseberries and discard the seeds. Toss the amla in the rai kuria, red chilli powder and salt. Allow it ti rest for 15 minutes.
Stir in the grated carrot, green chilli, cut amla and grated coconut into the dahi. Stir well to combine the Carrot Amla Raita Recipe. Check salt and adjust according to taste.
To temper the Carrot Amla Raita Recipe With Coconut, place a tadka pan ober medium heat with one 1/4 teaspoon oil.
Once the oil is hot, add the mustard seeds and jeera seeds dal. Let the mustard seeds crackle. Stir in the curry leaves and turn off the heat.
Pour this tempering over the Gajar Amla Raita and mix well.
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