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Raita - a refreshing delicacy

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A refreshing raita that can make your flavored rice or biriyani taste truly delicious. A simple and easy to make healthy dish, the raita is a mixture of yoghurt and vegetables. Whip up a delectable spread for your family and friends.
  Curd 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Onion 1 Small, finely chopped
  Tomato 1 , finely chopped
  Cucumber 1⁄2 , finely chopped
  Green chillies 2
  Green chilies 2
  Coriander/Cilantro 1 Cup (16 tbs), finely chopped

Mix all the ingredients and add salt to taste. Serve chilled. Enjoy this absolutely refreshing delicacy.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Side Dish
Summer, Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
2 Minutes
Ready In: 
12 Minutes
The raita recipe is a delectable combination of yogurt and vegetables. A little bit of creativity is all you need to add your personal touch to this raita. From a simple onion raita, you could try out wonderful variations using carrots, beetroots or even cucumber. There are mouth watering combinations in the Indian cuisine itself ranging from the raita in the north to the pachadi in the Southern India. Greek cuisine too has a variation of the raita which is referred to as the “GreekTzatziki”. This is used as a dip or sauce and is made out of strained r hung yogurt. In Iran, this enticing dish is known as the “dry tarator”. In America, the variation is seen to use sour cream in place of yogurt. Whichever form it appears in, the raita is a wonderful addition to your menu. It can be used as an innovative dip or can be used as a side dish with flavored rice or Biriyani. Enjoy!! is what you must the flavors of this delicious simple and easy raita.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 240 Calories from Fat 70

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 8 g12.3%

Saturated Fat 4.9 g24.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 29.4 mg9.8%

Sodium 127.1 mg5.3%

Total Carbohydrates 34 g11.3%

Dietary Fiber 5 g20.1%

Sugars 22.4 g

Protein 12 g23.9%

Vitamin A 58.8% Vitamin C 215.8%

Calcium 34.5% Iron 9.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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Raita - A Refreshing Delicacy Recipe