Recipe: Nilgiri’s Carrot Pachadi


Nilgiri’s is a famous Indian Restaurant in Sydney, named after those famous Blue Hills in India. The food there is gorgeous. Here is their Carrot Raita, Carrot Pachadi.

You might like to read up on Indian Essentials. Or try some other pachadi recipes, Our favourites are Spinach Pachadi, and Cucumber Pachadi.

Carrot Pachadi

Nilgiri Restaurant, Sydney

Browsing on the web one day, I found this great accompaniment to Indian Curries. Easy to make, easy to eat. Whip it up at the last minute before serving dinner. This formed part of Marky’s 40th birthday dinner.

300 ml full fat yoghurt 2 medium carrots, grated salt to taste
0.5 Tblspn vegetable oil 1 tspn black mustard seeds 1 red chilli, optional
0.25 tspn asafoetida powder fresh curry leaves, or dried ones at a pinch fresh coriander or mint leaves, chopped

Whisk the yoghurt until it thickens. Add the grated carrot and salt. Mix well and temper with mustard, chillies, asafoetida and curry leaves. Stir through the chopped coriander or mint leaves.


This recipe is cross-posted with our sister site A Life Time of Cooking. It was originally posted here as part of the Retro Recipes series.




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