Simple Carrot Salad

So, here is one more salad recipe from my kitchen – this time one that has been in our family for generations. I don’t think there is anything new about this recipe. I am sure many of you make carrot salad at home, but the dressing styles might be different. Here is our way of making a simple carrot salad.


Ingredients (serves 2):

2 cups grated carrot (you can grate it fine or thick, depending upon your preference)

Salt, to taste

2 green chillies, very, very finely chopped

A small bunch of coriander leaves, finely chopped

1 tablespoon oil

A pinch of asafoetida

1 teaspoon mustard seeds

Lemon juice, to taste


  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix the grated carrot, salt and lemon juice to taste, chopped green chillies and coriander. Mix well.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds, and allow them to splutter. Switch off the gas and add the asafoetida. Let it sizzle for a second.
  3. Add the mustard seeds-asafoetida garnish to the mixing bowl. Mix well.
  4. Let the salad sit for about 10 minutes before serving.

How do you make carrot salad? Tell me all about it!


Here are some other salads that we have been making, this summer:

Thai green mango and moong sprouts salad

Thai raw mango and onion salad

Thai green papaya salad

Maharashtrian beetroot-onion raita

Moong sprouts and pomegranate salad

Kappa kizhangu/ tapioca salad

Thai-style moong sprouts and pineapple salad

Mexican nacho salad



6 thoughts on “Simple Carrot Salad

  1. I make something similar. Mix grated carrots, grated coconut and finely chopped onions with salt to taste. Tadka is of mustard seeds and urad dal, dried red chilli pieces and curry patta. 🙂


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