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) .

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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.

4 Comments

  1. Aishwarya Krishnammachary

    April 26, 2017 at 11:45 AM

    all 3 recipes are v.nice

  2. Kachumber and boondi raita are my faves <3 Lovely post 🙂
    https://goo.gl/KHgcaz

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