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Easy-To-Make Healthy Food Recipes Part II - Raw Carrot Salad

Updated on January 21, 2013
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CarrotsGreen chilliesGingerMustardAsafoetida powderCilantro for garnishingCurry leavesDelicious carrot salad
Carrots | Source
Green chillies
Green chillies
Asafoetida powder
Asafoetida powder
Cilantro for garnishing
Cilantro for garnishing
Curry leaves
Curry leaves
Delicious carrot salad
Delicious carrot salad

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 5 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: Serves 3 people


  • 3 Carrots, grated
  • 1 or 2 Green chillies, finely chopped
  • ! small piece Ginger, finely chopped
  • A few leaves Cilantro, finely chopped
  • A few Curry leaves
  • 1 tsp. Mustard, for seasoning
  • A little Asafoetida powder
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Lemon juice, optional
  • 1 tsp. Oil

Raw Carrot Salad

  1. Wash and peel carrots. Grate them, add salt and keep aside.
  2. In a small pan add oil and when hot, season with mustard and asafoetida.
  3. Add ginger, green chillies and curry leaves and fry well.
  4. Mix the seasoning into the grated carrot and salt mixture.
  5. Garnish with cilantro and serve chilled.
  6. This dish can be eaten as a main course for people who watch their diet or as a salad for spicy dishes like vegetable biryani.
  7. If you like a tangy taste, add lemon juice and mix well before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cup grated
Calories 45
Calories from Fat0
% Daily Value *
Saturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 10 g3%
Sugar 5 g
Fiber 3 g12%
Protein 1 g2%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 76 mg3%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Tasty and nutritious food

Raw carrot salad is a simple dish that is not only very easy to prepare but tastes delicious and has a lot of nutritive value, so it can be taken regularly. It goes well with rice, chapati and spicy dishes like Vegetable Biryani.

Weight watchers especially will be very happy to know about this recipe. Hope you try out this recipe and enjoy.


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    • remaniki profile imageAUTHOR

      Rema T V 

      8 years ago from Chennai, India

      Hi Anu,

      Nice of you to post a comment here. Yes, I love it too. Thanks for the visit. Cheers, Rema.

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      8 years ago from Chennai, India

      The best side dish for keerai molagootal. Just love this salad.

    • remaniki profile imageAUTHOR

      Rema T V 

      8 years ago from Chennai, India

      I am very glad that you liked this recipe of mine Dianna. I too am always looking for healthy recipes and decided to share this one finding it tasty as well as nutritious. Thank you for the visit. Cheers, Rema.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      8 years ago

      Your recipe is quite healthy indeed! I love vegatables and always find recipes such as this a boost to my lifestyle in general. Thanks for sharing.

    • remaniki profile imageAUTHOR

      Rema T V 

      8 years ago from Chennai, India

      Thank you Mike for stopping by and posting a nice comment here. Very nice of you to vote up and share too. Cheers, Rema.

    • remaniki profile imageAUTHOR

      Rema T V 

      8 years ago from Chennai, India

      Thank you Ish dear for the lovely comment. Thanks to you, I was able to add the nutritive value table to the hub. Thank you very much. Thanks for sharing and the votes too. Cheers, Rema.

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      Mike Robbers 

      8 years ago from London

      Fantastic idea, Rema! Thanks for the Nutrition info and the wonderful recipe to try! shared and voted up

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 

      8 years ago from Chennai, India

      A new healthy and tasty recipe that I would like to try soon. I like to jazz up my regular plain salads. Here you provided clear instructions and the photos of carrot salad looks inviting! Well-done!

      Happy New Year to you & your family!

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Interesting. Voted up, pinned & shared on Facebook

    • remaniki profile imageAUTHOR

      Rema T V 

      8 years ago from Chennai, India

      Please do Michelle; you'll love it I'm sure. Thank you very much for visiting my hub. Glad you liked the recipe. Wish you a very Happy New Year. Cheers, Rema.

    • remaniki profile imageAUTHOR

      Rema T V 

      8 years ago from Chennai, India

      A very Happy New Year to you Bill. Thank you very much for the visit and your encouraging comment. Cheers, Rema.

    • remaniki profile imageAUTHOR

      Rema T V 

      8 years ago from Chennai, India

      Hi Nell,

      A very Happy New Year to you. You have given me a wonderful idea of making a new type of sandwich-sandwich with grated raw carrot. I love raw carrots too. Thanks for the kind words. Cheers, Rema.

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      Michelle Liew 

      8 years ago from Singapore

      Sounds like a recipe I'll be trying! Thanks for sharing, Rema!

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      Bill Holland 

      8 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I need all the health food suggestions I can get. LOL Thank you my friend and Happy New Year to you!

    • Nell Rose profile image

      Nell Rose 

      8 years ago from England

      I love raw carrot, I always grate it and put it in a salad sandwich, so this is great! voted up! nell


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