Sanoli's Kitchen: PLAIN RAITA - A COOLING SIDE DISH

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

PLAIN RAITA - A COOLING SIDE DISH

Always I love the protein rich thick yogurt, which offers very minimal calories. I have tried so many different varieties of raita. Here I added cucumber, onion, coriander leaves and mint leaves to make a plain raita. But you can add more to enrich the flavorand taste, as per your taste buds call for....

INGREDIENTS:
250 gm Curd / plain yogurt
2 Cucumbers (approx 200 gm )
2 tbsps finely chopped Onion
Handful of Coriander Leaves
2-3 Mint leaves chopped (preferably)
2-3 Green Chillies (finely chopped)
1/4 tsp roasted cumin seeds (powdered)
1/3 tsp black salt
1/4 tsp Chaat masala
Salt to taste

METHOD:

Whisk curd with salt, black salt and chaat masala. Keep it aside.

Wash and peel cucumbers. Chop cucumbers and coriander leaves finely. Set aside.

In a bowl, combine cucumber, coriander leaves, mint leaves, onion, green chillies with whisked curd. Mix thoroughly.

Garnish with roasted cumin powder.

Serve chill. It tastes specially good with stuffed parathas and biryani or pulao dish.

20 comments:

  1. fits with any main coarse :)

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  2. I cant serve pulaos or briyanis without this raita.

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  3. love it normally i grate the cucumbers and never use pieces but u hv not only done tht bt enhanced flavours with onion and other things

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  4. I Love Raita very much... Specially Curd ta amar daroon priyo...r raita to kothai nei... yumm.

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  5. wow lovely raita i can have it as a snack :) looks so delicious

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  6. We never fail to serve it with biryani.

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  7. Nice and chill raita :) Love it but if I take curd now my nose will go crazy..Love raitas but :)

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  8. Yea Julie I agree with you perfect for briyani....yummm....

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  9. Delicious and refreshing raitha.. must have accompaniment for biryani..

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  10. love adding cucumber in raita...this sounds very flavorful n delicious too...love it with Biryani or any stuffed Paratha...Mmmm!!

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  11. chat masala for raita is new to me. healthy and cooling

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  12. Love this anytime. Never tried adding chaat masala though.. Yum

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  13. Refreshing and yummy raita,adding chaat masala sounds yum

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  14. This is like tzatziki sauce all spiced up! Very delicious!

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  15. My all time favourite... Can have it anytime with anything.

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