Saturday, April 20, 2013

R-- Raita Recipe


 Raita , a daily fix in my kitchen forms an important part of meals for the family. Presenting here ,Spinach raita which can be made in a jiffy.It can be had as a cold soup accompanying some salad or as a raita complimenting a rice dish.

Ingredients :
A.
Spinach    --a small bunch
Coriander --a few twigs
Ginger      --One inch piece
Green 
Chillies      --One or two
B.

Curd             --one cup
Salt                --a pinch
Chilli powder  -a pinch
Cumin powder-a pinch
(roasted)
Black Salt ----a pinch


Procedure :
Blanch spinach in boiling water. Puree along with ginger,green chillies and coriander leaves. This can be stored in an airtight bottle in the fridge for a few days and can be used to make raita, dal,soups,palak paneer ( spinach-cottage cheese curry) .It can also be added to regular dough to make parathas ,theplas or added to dosa batter .
Mix one heaped tablespoon of the spinach puree to beaten curd, add salt,black salt,roasted cumin and chilli powder .
Serve with rice,biryani, or pulav.
Add more water to have it as buttermilk or chhas.
Make it thicker and add grated carrot or cucumber to relish this as a cold soup.

 

11 comments:

  1. I did not know we could store the palak puree...nice tip there...thanks.

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  2. Have made raita with bathua, but never with spinach. Will try your recipe now! Thanks :)

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  3. That looks so tasty and healthy :) Am going to try it :)

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  4. I like the fact that you can use the pureed spinach mix in a variety of dishes! Good idea!

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  5. Healthy, and delicious looking recipe. Must try making.

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  6. Drool...Definitely making this tonite ;)

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  7. YUM! New follower here. I'm stopping by from the "A to Z" challenge and I look forward to visiting again.

    Sylvia
    http://www.writinginwonderland.blogspot.com/

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  8. wow blanched spinach in dahi ! This is something i have to try... something new !

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  9. Such a happy cool dish for hot summer
    Let me try it some day . Thanks

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  10. Never tried a palak raitha before! Must try it out.

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  11. will deifnetely try this out

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