Carrot is a root vegetable , usually orange in color. The plant probably originated in Persia and was originally cultivated for its leaves and seeds. They are a domesticated form of the wild carrot native to EUROPE and South western Asia. . Baby carrots or mini-carrots (carrots that have been peeled and cut into uniform cylinders) have been a popular ready-to-eat snack food available in many supermarkets. Carrots are pureed, or dehydrated to make chips, flakes, and powder, and thinly sliced and deep fried. In India, carrots are used in a variety of ways, as salads or as vegetables added to spicy rice or dal dishes. A popular variation in north India is the Gajar ka halwa, which has carrots grated and cooked in milk until the whole mixture is solid, after which nuts and butter are added. Carrot salads are usually made with grated carrots with a seasoning of mustard seeds and green chillies popped in hot oil.