Boiled Potato Raita
We all love potatoes, don’t we? So how can there be a Raita week with no potato raita? here’s one quick and simple one…check it out
To plain yogurt / curd add the following
- Boiled and cubed potatoes
- Red chilli powder (paparika)
- Roasted cumin powder
Mix well, garnish with chopped cilantro, boiled chickpeas / crushed fried groundnuts! Read more
Beetroot Raita served with Pulav
Add to plain yogurt, grated beetroot, chopped green chili, salt and a pinch of sugar and your delecious beetroot raita is ready to be served!
Alternatively you can also boil the beetroot to make it soft before adding to yogurt…
Till tomorrow…. happy cooking!
Mixed Vegetable Raita
The simplest of all Raitas hardly take any time of yours in the kitchen plus they are healthy too!
Onion (red or white) – 1 nos
Tomato – 1 no
Cucumber / Zucchini – 1 no
Green chili – 1 nos (optional)
Roasted and ground cumin powder – 1 tsp Read more
Fruits with yogurt and spices yumm..
Plain yogurt, Green grapes, Pomegranate, chopped apples. Combine all and to it add beaten fresh cream, a pinch of sugar, a dash of chat masala, roasted cumin powder and salt. Serve chilled.
Now, how simple can a recipe get …yeh? 😀
have fun cooking!
Raita might be originally from North India, but each region has adopted and adapted it to their own taste. Check out the south Indian version…
White pumpkin – 1/4 kgs
Green chili – 1 no
Grated coconut – 1 cup
Cumin – 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds – 2 tsps Read more
Raita served with biryani
Basically from North of India Raita is the cool yogurt based sauce or dip or a complete side dish in itself. Raitas are something that can made with your imagination. Use fruits, vegetables, spice or even nuts! Raitas can be tailor made to suit every individual’s taste palette. You can serve it with Indian snacks, kebabs, pulav or biryani. Read more
Ridge Gourd chutney
Offbeat thats the word for this one. Unique chutney made from an equally unique and unconventional ridge gourd. The chutney is neither sweet or sour nor it is tangy. It has a distinct taste of its own and goes really well with rice or chappatis.
Ridge gourd – 250 gms (pic for reference at the bottom of the page) Read more
Carrot Chutney served with dosa
After interesting and offbeat lemon chutney its carrot chutney that can be an interesting alternative to run of the mill chutneys we normally make. After all variety makes life interesting isn’t?
Carrots – 3 nos
Tamarind – 1 small lemon size
Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
Urad dal (white) – 1/2 tsp Read more
Hmmm.. this one was new to me too. Lemonade, pickles, salads..yes…but never thought that yummy chutneys could be made out of Lemons..! A must try!
Tender Lemon – 6 nos.
Green Chili – 3 nos
Chili Powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/2 tsp
Fried and powdered Fenugreek seeds – 1 tsp Read more
Curry Leaves Chutney
Not only is this a popular ingredient in most of the south Indian dishes there are very many medicinal benefits from the aromatic curry leaves. And did you know that curry leaves are very good for your hair?hmm smells good, tastes good, makes you look and feel good…what more does anyone would want? :). Here’s a simple curry leaves’ chutney for you to try your hand at! Read more