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Carrot Pachadi – Carrot Salad

Pachadi is a South Indian dish which has different definitions among different South India regions. In Tamilnadu, generally pachadi is made from fresh vegetables like carrot, cucumber, mango, etc along with green chilies and seasoned with mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves. Sometimes coconut is also added. Today I have made carrot pachadi or salad which is very simple and tasty. You can serve it along with rice and sambar (lentil curry) or rasam. When you want to make a simple and healthy side for the sambar or rasam, you can count on this. Here you go…


  • Carrots – 6
  • Yogurt – 1 1/2 cup
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tsp
  • Green chilies – 2
  • Curry leaves – 6 to 7 leaves

Method of Preparation:

  1. Peel the outer skin off carrots, cut the edges and shred using your shredder or food processor.
  2. Whisk yogurt in a bowl along with salt and add the freshly shredded carrot.
  3. Mix well and check for salt. If it’s thick, add some more yogurt.
  4. In a small pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds.
  5. Once it splutters, add urad dal and let it become golden brown.
  6. Finally add green chilies and curry leaves and give it a stir and remove from heat.
  7. Add it to the carrot yogurt mixture and mix well.
  8. Serve chill with rice and sambar or rasam.


  1. yummy….and nicely presented….

  2. Lovely looking carrot salad. Wonderfully prepared. Already drooling in my mouth.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  3. Looks super delicious and tempting.. Yummy 🙂
    Indian Cuisine

  4. This looks so colorful, yummy and healthy pachadi

  5. simple and refreshing pachadi. we too make this and i love this with vathakuzhmbu rice

  6. Simple and lovely.. I make the same chopping carrots into small pieces, never done this type of seasoning.. will try next time,..

  7. Simply inviting, love pachadi with carrots..

  8. Looks great and nice clicks. first time here and nice space with variety recipes.

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  9. lovely presentation- looks neat !

  10. looks delicious and tempting….lovely presentation

  11. Yummy and colorful looking pachadi

  12. Loved your Pachadi looks so yummy and refreshing.

  13. Looks great..I’ve never heard of pachadi before!

  14. Carrot pachadi looks colorful!!

  15. Very well presented. Love pachadis. Carrot pachadi is new to me. Sure looks delicious and healthy!

  16. Great presentation and looks fabulous!

  17. Love pachadis of any vegetable. This is so colourful and inviting.

  18. what a great idea for carrots!

  19. Very prettily plated!


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