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Feb 17

Raita or Yogurt chutney

Yogurt is the favorite part of the meal for me. Not only is it very healthy, it aids in digestion and is a nice side with most Indian meals.

My raita recipe is very simple and takes under 5 minutes to prepare. The same raita can be made with boiled potatoes, cucumber, mint, zucchini or boondi (fried indian snack made from chickpea flour).

Take a bowl of yogurt. Make sure yogurt is not very thick and is well beaten. If yogurt is thick, add water or milk to dilute. Yogurt should be liquidy but thicker than water consistency.

Add 1 tsp zeera powder, 1/2 tsp red chilli powder and salt to taste. Mix well. Add the main raita ingredient (my favorite is boondi). Mix well. Taste and adjust the spices according to the yogurt quantity.

Mint chutney and green chillies can also be added for extra flavor, but this is optional.

Garnish with fresh coriander leaves. This adds a freshness to the yogurt and gives it a nice color.

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  1. Rushika

    You mentioned you can use potato as well with your raita. I have not seen raita with potato, care share that receipe ???

    Thanks
    Rushika

  2. saumyachopra

    Sure. Just boil, peel and cube the potatoes and add them to the yogurt. The basic spices remain the same-cumin seeds powder, red chilli powder and salt. Coriander is optional but adds great taste.

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