EXPERIMENT WITH YOGHURT WITH DIFFERENT RAITAS
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EXPERIMENT WITH YOGHURT WITH DIFFERENT RAITAS

Summers are a great time to get your fill of chilled yoghurt and add another taste to your usual meal. All the nutrients of milk along with the essential probiotics make it a must-have dish to go along with paranthas, roti-sabzi and chawal. To add to its various uses is the fact that it can be consumed in various forms too, whether it is by making hot and tasty kadhi, a refreshing glass of lassi or the ever-tasty raita.

While kadi and lassi remain a simple procedure, there exist numerous different alterations to raita which bring out a different taste each time. So here are a few raita recipes for you to try out and strike upon a (or many) favourite one. Do give each one of them a shot because they are all as easy as they are wonderful.

Pyaaz Raita

Pyaaz Raita
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Without onions, every meal seems to be incomplete. Whether it is in salad, in vegetable or in your parantha; it is omnipresent. Here is what you will need to get it in your raita:

  • Yoghurt300g
  • Cream50ml
  • Roasted cumin, crushed5g
  • Sliced onions50g
  • Green chillies, chopped10g
  • Coriander leaves10g
  • Garnish chilli powder, roasted cumin crushed, salt to taste

Get along with the process to give your family a taste of this pyaaz raita:
• Whisk the yoghurt along with the cream and salt.
• Mix in the cumin powder, sliced onions, green chillies and coriander leaves.
• Serve garnished with cumin and chilli powder.

Beetroot Raita

Beetroot Raita

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Gather about these items to start with this colourful departure from the usual monotonous appearance of a raita,

  • Beetroot, boiled, peeled and pureed1
  • Onion, chopped½
  • Cucumber, chopped½
  • Yoghurt1 bowl
  • Salt to taste, chopped coriander leaves

Let’s get into the procedure right away, without any delay to this wonderful raita.
• In a blender, add yoghurt and beetroot puree. Mix and strain in a bowl until it is pink in colour.
• Add chopped onions, cucumbers and salt to the bowl. Mix.
• Garnish it with chopped coriander leaves.

Khatta Meetha Raita

Khatta Meetha Raita

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If you want to give your taste buds a hint of both sweet and tangy, go for this raita and enjoy its ultimate taste. Collect all these items:

  • Yoghurt1 bowl
  • Gooseberry (amla)5 in number
  • Pomegranate½ cup
  • Honey/maple syrup1tsp
  • Cumin powder, chat masala1tsp
  • Mint leaves(for garnish)1tsp

For Tadka:

  • Curry leaves1tsp
  • Peanuts2tsp
  • Mustard seeds1/2tsp

For extra nutrition you can add 1tsp flax seed powder to it. Handle these items in the following way:

• Blend amla and pomegranate together.
• Whisk yoghurt in a bowl.
• Add honey or maple syrup, cumin powder and chat masala.
• Prepare a tadka of mustard seeds, curry leaves and peanuts and add this tadka to the fruit yoghurt mix.
• Garnish with mint leaves.

Vegetable Raita

 Vegetable Raita

Likewise, you can go for separate raitas for the different vegetables, or you can mix them up and spice up your raita savouring experience.

  • Yogurt1 cup
  • Carrot, peeled & chopped1
  • Capsicum, chopped1
  • Cucumber, peeled & chopped1
  • Tomato, chopped1
  • Black pepper powder¼ tbsp
  • Roasted cumin powder½ tbsp
  • Salt to taste

Here is how to get the perfect raita out of all these ingredients:
• Whisk the yogurt till smooth.
• Add the spices and salt and mix well.
• Add the chopped vegetables, stir and serve immediately.