Indian lime pickles play up the sweetness of the carrots and add a little heat to this riff on raita.
Combine carrots, cumin, oil, vinegar, cilantro, and Indian pickles in a small bowl. Season generously with salt and pepper. Refrigerate, covered, at least 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, in another bowl, mix together yogurt and garlic. Season with salt and refrigerate, covered, up to 1 day.
Spread yogurt mixture onto a serving plate, then spoon marinated carrots on top, leaving behind any accumulated liquid. Garnish with pistachios, cilantro leaves, and a drizzle of oil from the pickle jar. Serve with papadums.
Our favorite Indian lime pickles are Ahmed Foods Lime Chilli Hyderabadi, available at Indian markets and specialty stores, or online at kalustyans.com. Papadum flatbreads can be found on Instacart or amazon.com.