Palak aur Gajar ka Raita & Aloo Jeera

Palak aur Gajar ka Raita & Aloo Jeera

Prep: 1 hour

Cook: 10 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Raita

Type: Indian

Want to serve something healthy make this raita and potato dish and serve with paranthas

Ingredients

  • Raita
  • Spinach (palak), blanched and chopped ¼ cup
  • Carrot (gajar), grated ½ cup
  • Yogurt 1½ cups
  • Salt to taste
  • Aloo jeera
  • Medium potatoes (aloo), boiled, peeled and diced 3 to 4
  • Cumin seeds 1½ tsps
  • Cumin powder 1½ tsps
  • Oil 2 tsps
  • Ginger, finely chopped ½ tsp
  • Garlic, finely chopped 1 tsp
  • Green chillies, finely chopped 1 tsp
  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped 3 tsps
  • Turmeric powder ¼ tsp
  • Medium tomato, roughly chopped 1
  • Salt to taste

Methods

  • To make raita, mix spinach, carrot, yogurt and salt in a bowl and mix well. Sprinkle black pepper powder and chill in the refrigerator before serving.
  • To make aloo jeera, heat oil in a non-stick pan, add cumin seeds and let them change colour.
  • Add ginger, garlic, green chillies, potatoes and 2 tsps coriander leaves and mix.
  • Add cumin powder, turmeric powder, tomato, salt and ¼ cup water and mix well. Cook till all the moisture is absorbed.
  • Transfer into a serving dish, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.
Kaddu Bharta

Prep: 15 minutes

Cook: 15 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Raita

Type: Indian

Key Ingredients:

  • Pumpkin
  • Yogurt

This bharta makes a wonder and delicious side dish

Ingredients

  • Pumpkin, peeled and cubed 2 cubes
  • Ghee ½ tsp
  • Cumin seeds ½ tsp
  • Green chillies, chopped 3
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar to taste
  • Plain yogurt ½ to ¾ cup
  • Fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped ¼ cup

Methods

  • Pressure cook pumpkin cubes to 2-3 whistles or until soft and tender.
  • Allow them to cool, put them into a mixing bowl and mash them till no lumps remain.
  • Heat ghee in a small non-stick saucepan, add cumin seeds and green chillies and saute for few seconds. Add the tempering to the pumpkin. Add salt and sugar and mix.
  • Add yogurt and coriander leaves and mix well.
  • Transfer into a serving bowl and serve.
Beetroot Pachdi

Beetroot Pachdi

Prep: 10 minutes

Cook: 15 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Raita

Type: Indian

Key Ingredients:

  • Beetroot
  • Coconut
  • Yogurt

A refreshing side dish, it is flavourful and tasty too

Ingredients

  • Beetroot, peeled and grated 1 cup
  • Ginger, chopped 1 tsp
  • Green chilli, roughly chopped 1
  • Dried red chillies, broken 2
  • Cumin seeds ¾ tsp
  • Mustard seeds ¾ tsp
  • Curry leaves 6 to 7
  • Turmeric powder ½ tsp
  • Fresh coconut, scraped 1½ tbsps
  • Coconut oil 1½ tbsps
  • Yogurt 3 tbsps
  • Salt to taste

Methods

  • Heat a non-stick pan, add beetroot and a little water and cook for some time.
  • Put ginger, green chilli, red chillies, ½ tsp cumin seeds, ½ tsp mustard seeds, 3 curry leaves, turmeric powder, coconut and a little water in a mixer jar and grind to a paste.
  • Add this paste to beetroot. Rinse the mixer jar with a little water and add it to the beetroot mixture and mix well. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Heat coconut oil in a small non-stick pan, add remaining mustard seeds, remaining cumin seeds and remaining curry leaves and saute till the seeds splutter. Add this tempering to the beetroot pachdi and mix well.
  • Transfer into a bowl, add yogurt and salt and mix well.
  • Transfer into a serving bowl and serve.
Raita Masaledar

Raita Masaledar

Prep: 10 minutes

Cook: 0 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Raita

Type: Indian

Key Ingredients:

  • Thick yogurt
  • Garlic
  • Red chilli powder
  • Milk

A simple raita with garlic flavour

Ingredients

  • Thick yogurt 2 cups
  • Garlic, crushed 5 to 6 cloves
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chilli powder ½ tsp
  • Milk ¼ cup

Methods

  • Take yogurt in a bowl, add crushed garlic, salt, red chilli powder and whisk together till well blended.
  • Add a little milk and mix.
  • Spread a muslin cloth over a bowl, pour the raita over the cloth, gather the edges and squeeze into serving bowl to get a smooth raita.
  • Chill and serve with biryani.