Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Cucumber, Carrot and Pomegranate Raita or........ Gajrachi (carrot) Koshimbir!!

Whenever I am pressed for time, I turn to make this super quick and easy raita. It is versatile and goes really well any cuisine.

Grate 1 cucumber and 1 carrot. Whisk 1 cup yogurt and add little black pepper, honey and salt to taste. Add the grated veggies and 1/4th cup fresh pomegranate seeds. Garnish with cilantro and serve chilled.

There is also a twist to this raita........... with a slight variation, you can also make Gajrachi (carrot) koshimbir [Maharashtrian salad] :))

You can keep the pomegranate seeds or omit them. Just add salt to the yogurt and add the grated cucumber and carrot. Mix everything together. Take 2 tsp clarified butter/ghee in a pan. Add mustard seeds, after they splutter, add 1/2 tsp asofoetida, 1 tsp cumin seeds and 1 slit green chilly. Pour this over the mixture, garnish with cilantro and serve.

This is my entry for Torview's: Food Palette Red Event.

25 comments:

Mrs K said...

Raita looks so refreshing with all the healthy ingredients,this will be absolutely great with parnathas:)

Torviewtoronto said...

thank you for sending
delicious flavourful innovative raita

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

What a great presentation Rupali :)

sangeeta said...

very refreshing raita .. i make it with cucumber , onion n pom seeds n mint combo ..this one looks nice too!!

Prathima Rao said...

Truly refreshing...We make it with just pomegranate & onion sans d tadka..But ur version sounds yummm..,love d addition of hing in d tadka..

Jaisy James said...

raita looks superbbb

Rachana said...

This raita looks so refreshing and yumm.

Khaugiri said...

I like any type of koshimbir....yours is looking awesome!!!

Satya said...

Hi rupali
koshimmbir looks super delicious ,i can have the full bowl right now ..love the addition of pomegranate seeds which makes it more healthy n tasty
Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Authenticoriyafood said...

Wow.....very appealing dish!!!

R said...

Mrs.K,Torviewtoronto,Priya YM, prathima rao,jaisy james, rachana, khaugiri, satya, authenticoriyafood: thanks so much for your appreciation!

sangeeta: thnx! i must try out ur combo too, sounds delicious as well.

Kitchen Boffin said...

Wow!! first time hearing about this Koshimbir salad...want to try this.. thanks for sharing it

aipi said...

I love raita..the color is gorgeous.

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Soumya said...

very healthy and yummy raita...loved the addition of pomegranate seeds

Malar Gandhi said...

very refreshing raita...luv it.

jeyashrisuresh said...

Adding pomogranete in raitha is quite interesting one.very colurful

Satrupa said...

Dear Rupali,

Thank you very much for dropping by my blog. I am glad you liked it. You too have a gr8 collection of recipes. I will be coming here often,

Cheers,
Satrupa

http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

Suhaina said...

i love raita very much.. urs looks very refreshing and yummy.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

colorful and healthy salad... yummy!

kanthi said...

colourful n yummy raitha

Rumana Rawat said...

looks colorful and delicious:)

Krishnaveni said...

beautiful recipe, yummy

R said...

KitchenBoffin,aipi,Soumya,malar gandhi,jeyashrisuresh,satrupa, suhaina,mahimaa's kitchen,kanthi,rumana rawat,krishnaveni: thank you all! your appreciative comments made my day!!

Mehnaz Kapadia said...

Hey nice raita n lovely blog too! :) happy to follow you! Thanks for d comment on my blog :)

R said...

mehnaz: thanks! and u r welcome!