Mint Raita

The combination of curd and mint is awesome and cooling. I often use mint in my cooking as it’s cooling and refreshing. Aids digestion too.It’s always there in my kitchen garden.

Ingredients:

Mint – 1 handful

Green chillies – 2

Hung curd – 1 small bowl

Cumin powder – 1/4 spoon coarsely ground

Black salt – as per taste

Mint leaves for garnishing

Method:

In a mixer jar or preferably a salad chopper add in the green chilli bits and handful of mint leaves and just Whiz it for 10 seconds.

Transfer this to a bowl.

Now add the cumin powder. Black salt and give a proper mix.

Garnish with a tender mint sprig and enjoy it refrigerated.

Java Plum (Jambul) Raita

Java Plum also known as Indian blackberry or Jambul in India is a super food which has many benefits eaten as is or juiced.

It is nourishing for the skin and beneficial to diabetics as it helps to control the spikes in blood sugar.

When in season I try to incorporate in as many ways possible in our diet.

Healthy, nutritious and tasty as well.

Today made some raita. It was very appetising and tasty.

Enjoyed it with rice and roti.

Ingredients:

Brined Jambul – 4

Curd – 1 bowl(preferably hung curds)

Green chillies – 2

Asafoetida – 3 pinches.

Black salt – 2 pinches.

Method:

In a bowl add the finely chopped green chillies, asafoetida, black salt and hung curds and mix them together and keep aside.

Now deseed the Jambuls and mash them with you finger tips and add it to the curd mixture.

Mix well and enjoy it it cold or at room temperature as per ones preference.

Please note:

The jambuls are brined and so add salt only if required.

Brined Baby Beets Raita

Bought some baby beets which looked tender and could be pickled or brined.

So prepared them for brining and stored the jar in the refrigerator for a month.

Today made some raita from the grated brined beet.Loved the raita and enjoyed it with hot steaming rice and rasam.

Simple and appetising meal….

Ingredients:

Brined Beet Raita

Brined Beet- 2 small grated.

Hung curds-1 bowl

Salt if needed as the beet is brined.

Oil-1 t spoon

Asafoetida-2-3 pinches.

Mustard -1/4 spoon

Green chillies- 2 finely chopped.

Method:

In a bowl add the hung curds and the grated beet. Check if salt is needed.

Heat a small pan and add the mustard, Hing and chopped green chillies and pour it over the beet and curd mixture.

Mix well and enjoy as it or refrigerated.

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