Spicy Green Raita

SPICY GREEN RAITA

Hello dear buddies. Today is thankfully a sunny day, after the heavy-duty winters. In winters, especially 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 its 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—-

Ingredients:

  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

STEPS

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 chilies. Add green chilies. 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.

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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 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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Strawberry Chutney

STRAWBERRY CHUTNEY

Hello friends and welcome back. Today, I was wondering about the strawberries I had in my kitchen and what could be done with them when creativity struck me well and I decided to come up with a unique combination chutney, that of strawberries, apple, and mint, giving it a very refreshing touch, which on experimenting came out just very fine. So I decided to share it with you all. It’s a simple not too sweet and a bit tangy chutney which you can use in a multipurpose way as a spread, a dip, a chutney which in any manner will taste great. It has the freshness and taste that will surely impress you well. So friends do try making this quick chutney in your kitchens. Now let’s start with its making—-

Ingredients:

  1. Ripe Strawberry-250 gms
  2. Apple-1/2 of 1
  3. Green Chilly-1
  4. Mint-5 leaves
  5. Black Salt and White Salt- According to taste
  6. Sugar or Sugar free-1/2 tsp,3 pellets
  7. Lemon Juice-1 tsp

STEPS

Step 1 

IMG-4660.JPGWash and cut the strawberries, apple, green chilly roughly.

Step 2

Put the above ingredients along with mint in a chutney jar and grind to a smooth paste.

Step 3

Take out the chutney in a bowl. Add the black and white salt, sugar or sugar-free and lemon juice and mix it up well.

IMG-4658.JPGOur Strawberry Chutney is ready. Serve it with sandwiches as a spread,upma,dosai or stuffed paranthas.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedbacks. Have a great week everyone. Till then, happy living, healthy cooking!!! And let me know how the chutney came out for you. I am sure it won’t be disappointing.