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Raita


Just whip 1 Cup of Yogurt (I used Oikos Greek Yogurt) with 1 tbsp of store bought mint chutney or sandwich chutney, add some sliced red onion, few drops of freshly squeezed lemon juice and season it with salt for a refreshing raita.

To this you can add grated cucumbers, cilantro, mint, green chillies , etc etc...you could also season it with chaat masala, its very twekable :) Using a store bought / pre-made chutney saves you a lot of time and effort, and the lemon juice just freshens up everything.



Raitas are usually served alongside biryanis, kababs or parathas, but you cud also use it as a dip for your nachos or chips or even papad.


This quick fix is my entry to the Semi Home Made Indian Recipes event hosted by myself.

30 comments:

Asha said...

Hi Rahin, happy 2010 to you girl.

Raita with mint chutney sounds good, so yummy with chicken biryani, isn't it? Enjoy the weekend.

Rahin said...

Ashaaaa ....gud to see you back... big hug

Sarah Naveen said...

Raita sounds so easy to make..Yummy yumm!!
First time here..cute space..Keep rocking!!!

Gulmohar said...

That sounds easy and yumm..:-)

JASMINA said...

Hi Rahin :o),
thanks for commenting on my blog and for following me.I appreciate it very much!
Your blog is very interesting,as I also like quick recipes.Thus I'll come back for more :)!
This dish looks very delicious and it makes me crave some good grilled meat to have with it.Hm,I'm hungry :D!
Everything good to you and keep up the good work on your blog.
Mwah :)!

Saveurs et Gourmandises said...

J'adore la raïta. C'est frais et très bon.
See soon.

PJ said...

raita looks wonderfully delicious and so easy to make! This is a perfect entry for the semi-homemade event :)

Rahin said...

hey Sarah , thanks for dropping by, keep coming :)

Thanks Jasmina and welcome to Lazzat.

Merci Saveurs :)

Thanks Gulmohar and PJ

Aux délices des gourmets said...

une belle assiette et belles photos
bonne journée

Malar Gandhi said...

Oh greek yogurt, never tried so far...is it good? I love raita...very refreshing, yeah like the part' that they can be whipped in minutes.:)

Uma said...

raita looks so good. Happy New Year!!

Babli said...

Wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous new year.
I liked your blog very much. I appreciate for your wonderful presentation. Raita looks delicious and yummy. I have become your follower so I will be visiting your blog hereafter. You are welcome in my blogs.

Nostalgia said...

Wonderful! That sounds simple, easy and yet looks delicious.

Deepa G Joshi said...

this is so cool..nice dip..love it..

Yasmeen said...

Askm Rahin,Greek yogurt in raita must make it really thick and delicious :D

Rahin said...

You should try Greek Yogurt Malar, I love it

Thanks Uma, Happy New Year to you too

Thanks Nostalgia and Deepa

Walaikumus Salaam Yasmeen, I do like the raita to be thick, so I use greek yogurt when ever I can

Aux délices des gourmets said...

personnes ne peut résister aux raitas, c'est tellement bon
bonne soirée

kothiyavunu said...

Slurp!!!Looks fabulous & sounds easy..will give a try..Thanks for sharing.

Preethi Rajeev said...

Rahin loved the click and your raita is perfect with parathas.

Rahin said...

Merci Fimere

Thanks Sangeetha n Preeti for dropping by

s said...

simple delicious raita..btw do u have to skin the cucumber before u grate?

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi
I am a first time visitor in your blog.
The mixing of lemon juice must have done the trick. Till now I had not prepared raita like that. However, looking at all the good responses you had I definitely would try it as raita is a very common dish in my home.

Keep Posting such good dishes.
Happy Blogging.
Deepa
http://hamareerasoi.blogspot.com/

Hamaree Rasoi said...

I'm following you.:-)

Rahin said...

Thanks S, I ususally peel the cucumbers , grate n drain them in a colander before adding them to the yogurt

Thanks for dropping by Deepa, welcome to Lazzat

Chef Jeena said...

Lovely raita Rahin the pictures look very tempting indeed yum!

PriyaVaasu said...

Hi Rahin,
Raita looks very inviting. Must taste heavenly with Hot Chapathis/Fried rice

Rahin said...

Thanks Jeena and Priya

meeso said...

I have a small container of that Oikos Greek Yogurt in my fridge to make a raita... I haven't tried Greek yogurt yet but I was hoping it was less sour than regular... I like this recipe :)

Rahin said...

Thanks Meeso

Padhu said...

Raita sounds delicious.Do drop by
http://padhuskitchen.blogspot.com/
when time permits