Refreshing Carrot Raita Recipe


Raita is a wonderfully calming food that cools the body and aids digestion. It is recommended to serve with cooked rice for a filling evening meal. According to Ayurveda, it supposedly promotes restful quality sleep and is advised for all dosha types.

Balances Vata dosha

Prep Time: 10 Min
Total Time: 20 Min
Serves: 1 persons


  • ½ Cup full-fat plain yogurt
  • ½ Cup water
  • ¼ Cup grated carrot
  • ¼ Tsp finely grated ginger
  • ½ Tsp rock salt


  1. Take a bowl and ½ cup yogurt and whisk for 1 minute. Now add the water and whisk until well mixed.
  2. Grate the carrot and ginger using a fine grater. Add the grated carrot to the yogurt mixture & stir to mix well.
  3. Add the rock salt to taste and set aside the yogurt mixture.
  1. Heat the oil in a small pan over medium heat, then add the mustard seeds. When the seeds turn grey and pop, add the cumin seeds, curry leaves, and turmeric powder and fry for 30 seconds,
  2. Keep stirring the pan to allow the spices to fry evenly and remove from heat
  3. Add the thinned yogurt mixture to the pan. Swirl or stir and mix the yogurt well.

Serving Suggestion

Serve with white rice. Or Replace carrot with grated cucumber.


Use this dish moderately if you have Kapha imbalances like a cough or runny nose.

Check out the Ayurvedic benefits of ingredients used in this recipe

Saumya Singh

Saumya is a writing enthusiast & a lover of literature who enjoys to write and tell stories. She holds a Master’s degree in English and has a keen interest in the world of Ayurveda.

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