Spicy Green Raita


Hello dear buddies. Today is thankfully a sunny day, after the heavy-duty winters. In winters, specially in New Delhi there is a tradition of heavy eating and people generally eat keeping their platters full of food with variety. Delhites love to eat mostly paranthas with raita or curds in breakfast. We make raitas in many ways.Whenever I prepare oily and spicy food I include a dish of raita in it as it cools you out. It is a great appetizer too. Now spinach is getting out of season and luckily I got hold of the tri combo of spinach, dill and mint in my refrigerator. Wondering what to do with them, this idea struck me in time to prepare it’s raita which I teamed up with crispy, crunchy radish or mooli paranthas and bingo! the combo worked well. So I decided to share it with you all too. Now let’s start with its making—-


  1. Spinach – 100 gms
  2. Dill leaf – 20 gms
  3. Mint – 20 gms
  4. Yoghurt – 250 gms
  5. Onion – 1/2 of 1 (big)
  6. Green Chillies – 1
  7. Raita Masala – 1 tsp
  8. Asafoetida – A pinch
  9. Ginger Powder – 1 tsp
  10. Dry Mango Powder – 1 tsp
  11. Garam Masala – 1 tsp
  12. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp
  13. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  14. Fenugreek Seeds – 1 tsp
  15. Black Salt – According to taste
  16. Pepper Powder – A pinch
  17. Vegetable Oil – 2 tsp


Step 1 


Wash and cut the spinach, dill and mint finely.

Step 2

Take a pan. Add 1 tsp of oil. Add fenugreek seeds and asafoetida. Now add chopped onions, saute for a minute and add green chillies. Add green chillies. Next add coriander and red chilly powder and some garam masala. Lastly add some black salt and dry mango powder. Saute everything well and take off from heat. Let it cool.


Step 3

To  now finally assemble the raita, beat the yoghurt in an egg beater for two minutes and mix the above made greens in. Adjust salt content to your liking. Add in some pepper powder. You can drop in one sugar free pellet too if the raita appears a bit tangier.

Our Spinach, Dill and Mint Raita is ready.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!



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Hi! Cooking has been my passion for the better part of my life. I was brought up knowing the traditional Indian style of cooking from my ancestral home. I wish to pass on this treasure trove of delightful, easy and yummy recipes to foodies and budding chefs alike. I also love experimenting with food and discovering world cuisine. I wish to keep discovering amazing new recipe's and showcasing them with the world.

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