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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.

Bathua Raita (Chenopodium Yogurt dip)

Bathua Raita is  a very popular raita recipe of north India. Bathua is also known as Chenopodium. This recipe is simple and easy. In winter bathua is a very easily available green leafy vegetable. For this raita recipe, you need fresh yogurt, bathua, salt and temper raita with few spices. Enjoy this raita/dip with hot parathas.

Bathua Raita

Bathua Raita

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Koshimbir with Yogurt (Maharashtrian curd salad)

Hi everyone ! Today’s recipe is my childhood favourite ‘Koshimbir with Yogurt’. This curd salad was first introduced to me by my aunty (my mother’s friend), she is from Maharashtra and cooks delicious authentic Maharashtrian food. You can have koshimbir with any of your three meals. I love to eat it with parathas and sometime like a small meal. It is a less than 10 mins recipe. Try this at home and let me know in the comment section below what do you think of koshimbir.

Koshimbir with Yogurt

Koshimbir with Yogurt

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Serve: 2-3

Duration: 5 mins (prep time) + 3 mins (cook time) = 8 mins (total time)

Ingredients for Koshimbir with Yogurt

IngredientsQuantity
Yogurt / Curd1 cup
Cucumber (medium sized) (diced)1
Onion (chopped small sized)1
Tomato1
Roasted peanuts2 tbsp
Sugar (optional)1/2 tsp
Salt1/2 tsp or as per taste
Asafoetida/Hinga pinch
Green chilli1
Curry leaves / Kari patta7-8 leaves
Mustard seeds1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds / jeera1/2 tsp
Coriander leaves (chopped)2-3 tsp
Oil1 tbsp

 

Procedure for Koshimbir with Yogurt

  • Wash and cut all the vegetables in small cubes.
Main ingredients of recipe

Main ingredients of recipe

  •  In a bowl add chopped cucumber, onion and tomatoes. Mix everything nicely.
Chopped veggies.

Chopped veggies.

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  • In the mix of vegetables add roasted and crushed peanuts, give everything a nice mix.

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  • Now add curd/yogurt in the above mix. Keep this curd, peanuts and vegetables mix aside.

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  • Start preparing tempering. Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add cumin seeds and mustard seeds. Let them crackle.

  • Now, add curry leaves and green chillies. Fry for 1-2 mins without burning them.

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  • Switch off the flame and add asafoetida. Temper koshimbir.

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  • Add salt and sugar, mix everything gently.
  • Garnish koshimbir with chopped coriander leaves. Refrigerate it for 10-12 mins.
  • Koshimbir with yogurt is ready to serve !

Note:

  • If you are on diet, you can skip sugar and tempering. You can add chopped coriander and curry leaves in the curd, cucumber and peanuts mix.
  • Salt can be added while serving also.
  • Roasted peanuts absorb all the water/juice released by the vegetables. If your curd is of thin consistency you can increase quantity of peanuts.
  • You can also add carrots in this recipe.

 

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