F&W Free Preview All You Coastal Living Cooking Light Food and Wine tab Health myRecipes Southern Living Sunset
My F&W
quick save (...)

Cumin-Scented Carrot Raita

  • TOTAL TIME: 15 MIN
  • SERVINGS: makes 2/3 cup
  • FAST
  • HEALTHY
  • MAKE-AHEAD
  • VEGETARIAN

This refreshing Indian-inspired yogurt sauce is already fast to make, but Grace Parisi sometimes saves even more time by using 1/2 cup of thick Greek-style yogurt instead of draining regular whole-milk yogurt.

Plus: More Appetizer Recipes and Tips

  1. 2/3 cup plain whole-milk yogurt
  2. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  3. 1 garlic clove, minced
  4. 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  5. 2 carrots, coarsely shredded
  6. 2 scallions, white and tender green parts only, thinly sliced
  7. 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro leaves
  8. Salt
  9. Cayenne pepper
  1. Spoon the yogurt into a coffee filter set in a strainer and let stand until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes. Transfer the yogurt to a medium bowl.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a small skillet. Add the garlic and cumin seeds and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the carrots and scallions and cook, stirring, until just heated through. Add the carrot mixture and the cilantro to the drained yogurt and season with salt and cayenne. Serve the raita warm, at room temperature or chilled.
Notes

More Saucy Ideas: Serve the raita with grilled and roasted meats and poultry, or stir it into cooked lentils, beans or grains.

Master Sauce recipe adapted from Get Saucy, by Grace Parisi, copyright ©2005, with permission from Harvard Common Press, 535 Albany St., Boston, MA 02118.

You Might Also Like

Ratings

Average Rating

(0)

Comments

Add A Comment

    Add a Comment

    See our terms
    You must be logged in to comment. or
    advertisement
    The Dish
    Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
    The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
    F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.
    American Express Publishing ("AEP") may use your email address to send you account updates and offers that may interest you. To learn more about the ways we may use your email address and about your privacy choices, read the AEP Privacy Statement.
    How we use your email address
    advertisement
    Congratulations to Nicholas Elmi, winner of Top Chef: New Orleans, the 11th season of Bravo's Emmy-Award winning, hit reality series.

    Run with chefs and wine experts in the Celebrity Chef 5K and dance all night at Gail Simmons’ Last Bite Dessert Party during the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen, June 20-22.