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Coconut And Mint Raita

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Raitas are extremely popular in India are prepared in many different ways. Each cook adds their own personal touch, including fruits, vegetables or fresh herbs, according to their taste. Raitas are served as an accompaniment to rise or spice curries, to refresh the palate. This fragrant raita would also work well as a starter with some naan bread or poppadooms.
Ingredients
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  Bean sprouts 50 Gram (2 Ounce)
  Spring onions 2
  Mint leaves 20
  Chilli/1/2 teaspoon chilli powder 1 Small
  Coriander 1 Bunch (100 gm) (small bunch)
  Tamarind paste 1 Tablespoon
  Natural yoghurt 300 Gram
  Coconut powder 50 Gram (2 Ounce)
Directions

Soak the tamarind paste in 2 tablespooms of very hot water for 10 minutes. Wash and dry the chilli, then cut in half lengthways to remove the seeds. Rise the bean sprouts and dry with a piece of kitchen paper. Remove the roots from the spring onions, then chop the bulbs and stalk into small chunks.

After soaking the tamarind paste, release the juices by squeezing and rolling it in your hands. Strain the juice through a sieve and pour it into the bowl of a blender. Add the onions, half the chilli, the bean sprouts and the coconut powder. Blend everything together until it becomes a smooth paste.

Empty the yoghurt into a large mixing bowl and stir with a fork. Slowly add the herb and spice paste, season to taste and stir well. Pour mixture into serving bowl.

Wash the mint and coriander leaves, then chop finely. Add half to the bowl of yoghurt and stir in. Leave to cool in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. Garnish the dish with the rest of the mint and coriander immediately before serving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Snack
Ingredient: 
Milk Product
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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