“Raita” A side dish made with yogurt by mixing raw/ cooked vegetables, fruits or boondi etc. Raita is served with almost every dish in North India 😀 Yogurt/ Curd is a must at homes during summers. We just cannot imagine our meal without Raita in summers.:D “Biryani+Raita”, “Pulao+Raita” or “Paratha+Raita” an ideal combo! So we keep experimenting with various kinds of Raita.
There are many recipes for raita.How about beetroot raita this time? Yogurt combined with beetroot is good for your body in summer days. Beetroot Raita is extremely pleasing to eyes because of its color.
- 1 Small peeled and chopped beetroot
- 1 Cup yogurt
- 1 Tsp ginger powder/ grated ginger
- 1 Tsp roasted cumin powder
- 1 Tsp mustard seeds
- 4-5 Curry leaves
- Salt as required
Step 1- Roast the chopped beetroot with ginger powder/ grated ginger for 4-5mins on medium flame. Let it cool completely and the grind with a little water to smooth paste
Step 2- Heat oil in a pan and temper the mustard seeds and add curry leaves. Sauté for a minute and turn off the flame
Step 3- In a bowl add beetroot paste and yogurt and mix well then add tempered mustard seeds and curry leaves. Add salt as required
Serve with Palak Paratha,Broccoli Paratha,Aloo Paratha,Methi Poori, Coriander rice,Chicken Biryani or plain rice.