Be sure to pick sweet, tender carrots for this recipe.
- 2 tablespoons raisins
- 6 walnut halves
- 1½ cups plain whole or low-fat yogurt
- 1 tablespoon minced mint leaves, divided
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ to ½ teaspoon cayenne
- ½ teaspoon sugar
- 2 cups grated carrots (about 2 medium)
Soak the raisins in warm water to cover for at least 30 minutes and up to overnight. Chop the walnuts coarsely.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the yogurt, half of the mint, the salt, cayenne, and sugar. Taste and add more sugar if the yogurt is too tart. Add a few tablespoons of water if the raita seems too thick.
Drain the raisins and add them along with the carrots and walnuts to the yogurt dressing. Stir well and garnish with the remaining mint.