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Recipe of Vegetable Raita | How to make Vegetable Raita

Vama Dattani | Monday, May 19, 2014 |
Vegetable Raita
Colorful vegetables mixed in a lightly spiced yogurt (curd), served as a accompaniment for pulav/paratha

Raita is a very popular side dish in India. It can be served as a dip or as a accompaniment with pulav/paratha. Basically a raita is made by adding any kind of fruits or vegetables to curd (or yogurt) and lightly spicing it up.  Raitas can be made with vegetables, pulses or fruits. Back in my hometown my MIL makes sweet raita with bananas and pomegranates seeds. You can also make boondi raita by adding small fried balls of gram flour to curd. Today I am sharing with you all the recipe of Vegetable Raita. This is generally served in restaurants with tawa pulav.

Especially in the summer months when its too hot to cook I always think of vegetable raita. It is full of flavors, tastes and veggies. It requires no cooking and it is a great accomplishment with the main dish.

Curd helps in digestion and is also good for your heart. The combined health benefits of curd and fresh green veggies. What more can you ask for. Making raita is very easy just chop the veggies and add them to curd, your raita is ready. You can adjust the vegetables and curd according to your likes and dislikes. This is a perfect way to clean your refrigerator by using any leftover vegetables.

This particular raita tastes great with Tava Pulav.

If you are looking for other raita recipes check mixed fruit raita

If you are looking for other curd based recipes check corn curry, papad ki sabzi, gujarati kadhi


So lets proceed step by step for making vegetable raita


To prepare our vegetable raita you require few vegetables like tomatoes, onions, carrot, cucumber, green chillies and coriander leaves. Finely chop tomatoes, onions, green chillies and coriander leaves. Grate some carrot and cucumber. Over here I have grated carrot and cucumber however you can also chop them


Beat the curd in a bowl with little water if required till it becomes smooth


Now add some roasted cumin powder and salt


Add half cup water and stir well

Add all the veggies

Also add some chopped coriander leaves

Mix well all the ingredients

Raita is ready serve chilled with tawa pulav

Vegetable Raita

Recipe Of Vegetable Raita

Vegetable Raita Colorful vegetables mixed in a lightly spiced yogurt (curd), served as a accompaniment for biryani/paratha
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Appetizer
Serves: 2
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups Curd(well beaten)
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1/2 Carrot
  • 1/2 Cucumber
  • 1/2 tablespoon Roasted Cumin Powder
  • Handful Coriander Leaves
  • Salt to Taste

Instructions
  1. Finely chop tomatoes, onions, green chillies and coriander leaves. Grate some carrot and cucumber. Over here I have grated carrot and cucumber however you can also chop them
  2. Beat the curd in a bowl with little water if required
  3. Now add some roasted cumin powder and salt
  4. Add half cup water and stir well
  5. Add all the veggies and chopped coriander leaves
  6. Mix well all the ingredients
  7. Raita is ready serve chilled with tawa pulav

Tips

  1. As i have mentioned you can add any veggies of your choice you prefer like boiled corn, capsicum, cherry tomatoes, boiled potatoes etc
  2. Balance the taste by adding proper amount of salt and cumin powder, you can also add a 1 tablespoon sugar if you like. I have not added sugar 
  3. Add salt just before serving otherwise the veggies will leave water
  4. Always serve the raita chilled
If you are looking for other raita recipes check mixed fruit raita

If you are looking for other curd based recipes check corn currypapad ki sabzigujarati kadhi

1 comment:

  1. Awesome post!!! For healthy life. I am very interested in your blog. After reading your blog, I am planning to start taking organic fruits and vegetables on my day to day life. Thanks for sharing healthy information. Keep blogging.

    Sathish from Organic Vegetables Online Chennai

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