3 Delicious Simple Raita Recipes (Summer Special)

There is no better season than summer to enjoy curd / yogurt. One of the most common side dish during summer season is Raita. Today, I am sharing 3 delicious and simple ‘Raita Recipes’ with you all. You can serve raita with paratha , pulao or biryani. There are many variants of raita available, I am sharing basic recipes.

Raita Recipes

Raita Recipes

Three varieties of raita which I am sharing are – boondi raita, tomato-onion raita / kachumber raita and cucumber raita. Other curd/yogurt recipes that you can enjoy this summer are – Koshimbir with Yogurt (Maharashtrian curd salad) , Bathua Raita (Chenopodium Yogurt dip) .

You can share your re-creation of this recipe or any other recipe from Rasoi Recipe. You can share it on Facebook page or directly mail it to me on rasoirecipe@gmail.com . I would love to hear from you guys. If you have any suggestions or if you want to share your views or appreciation, you can leave your message in the comment section below.

Let’s get started with raita recipes –

Boondi Raita 

This raita is most common raita. It is very easy 5 min recipe of raita. When served cold and prepared in advance, it tastes best. In Maharashtra this recipe includes sugar also. If you love sweeter version, add sugar according to your taste.

Serve: 2
Duration: 5 mins

Ingredients for Boondi Raita

Curd / yogurt2 cups
Boondi1 cup
Salt1/2 tsp or as per taste
Roasted cumin seed powder1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder1/2 tsp

Method for Boondi Raita

  • In a bowl, whisk yogurt / curd.

  • Add all the remaining ingredients of the recipe in the bowl. Mix well.

  • If needed, add water to get your desired consistency. You can also add chaat masala in this raita recipe, it is optional but tastes very well.
  • Garnish raita with cumin powder.

Tomato-Onion Raita / Kachumber Raita

This raita goes very well with biryani or pulao. All you need for this raita is finely chopped onion and tomato. You will find this raita in every restaurant which serve biryani or pulao.

Serve: 2

Duration: 10 mins

Ingredients for Tomato-onion raita

Curd / yogurt2 cups
Onion (medium, finely chopped)1
Tomato (medium, finely chopped)1
Mint leaves (chopped)6-7 nos.
Green chilli (finely chopped)1-2 (medium size)
Saltas per taste
Roasted cumin seeds powder1/2 tsp
Chaat masala1/2 tsp

Method for Tomato-onion raita

  • In a mixing bowl, take chopped onion, chopped tomato, chopped mint leaves, chopped green chillies, salt, powdered cumin seeds and chaat masala.

  • Add whisked curd in the bowl. Mix everything very well.

  • Garnish it with mint leaves. Serve it with biryani and pulao.

Cucumber Raita

If you love cucumber, this raita recipe is for you. It is simplest recipe out all three. This curd recipe is very healthy and can be enjoyed as healthy snack.

Serve: 2

Duration: 10 mins

Ingredients for Cucumber Raita

Curd / yogurt1 cup
Cucumber (grated)1 (medium)
Saltas per taste
Green chilli (finely chopped)1
Roasted cumin powder1/2 tsp

Method for Cucumber Raita

  • Wash and peel cucumber.
  • Grate cucumber in a bowl.

  • Add chopped green chilli, salt and roasted cumin powder in the bowl.

  • Add whisked curd/yogurt in the bowl. Mix well.

  • Garnish it with cucumber slices.

Hash Browns (How to make hash browns)

Hash Browns or hashed browns are potato recipe. In which potatoes are shredded, rinsed and cooked with butter. It is a very popular breakfast or snack recipe. It is a hit potato recipe. Follow this recipe step by step to get that crispy and perfect hash browns.

Hash Browns

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Bhindi Masala Recipe (Okra Masala Recipe)

Bhindi Masala recipe is a simple dish. After potato, I think bhindi/okra is next favourite vegetable of India (this is my personal view 🙂 ). This recipe can be served as a side dish with chapati or plain paratha. You can serve it as main course dish for lunch or dinner.

Bhindi Masala Recipe

Bhindi Masala Recipe

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Kairi Ki Meethi Launji (Sweet and Tangy Raw Mango Pickle)

‘Kairi Ki Meethi Launji’ (Aam ki Launji) is today’s summer special Rajasthani recipe. There are two versions of kairi launji, one is spicy and tangy and the other one is sweet and tangy. This recipe is sweet and tangy. Kairi ki launji is a very popular dish from Rajasthani cuisine. During summer season, this dish is prepared in every Rajasthani household at least once.

Kairi Ki Meethi Launji

Kairi Ki Meethi Launji

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Cold Coffee (Frothy Coffee / Iced Coffee recipe)

Cold Coffee is what every coffee lover needs this summer as a replacement for hot coffee. I am personally a chai/tea lover ( 😀 ) but for a change love to enjoy cold coffee during tea time. It is very simple, easy and 10 mins recipe to beat the heat.

Cold Coffee

Cold Coffee

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Top Summer Special Dishes of Rasoi Recipe

Hi Everyone !! Today’s post is about ‘Summer Special Dishes’.  As summer is here, I am listing few summer special dishes from this blog here in the post. To get the full recipes of the below listed dishes, click on the name of the dish. I hope you all enjoy this compilation.

You can share your re-creation of this recipe or any other recipe from Rasoi Recipe. You can share it on Facebook page or directly mail it to me on rasoirecipe@gmail.com . I would love to hear from you guys. If you have any suggestions or if you want to share your views or appreciation, you can leave your message in the comment section below.

Phirni (Rose flavoured Indian rice pudding)

A classic soothing Indian rice pudding , which is famous as a summer dessert. This summer enjoy this royal summer treat with your family. Simple and easy recipe to prepare. Best enjoyed when served in an earthen ware.

Phirni

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Bhakarwadi/Bakarwadi (Stuffed roll-snack recipe)

Hello foodies !! Today’s recipe is ‘Bhakarwadi’ or bakarwadi . It is a very popular snack from Gujarat and Maharashtra. These two states holds special place in my heart, that’s the reason why I share lots of recipe from Gujarat and Maharashtra. My schooling is from Gujarat and I have spent next 15 years  in Mumbai. Let’s get back to the recipe 😀 , bhakarwadi is a spicy and sweet stuffed rolls which are deep-fried and can be stored in an air-tight container for at least 15 days easily.

Bhakarwadi

Bhakarwadi

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