Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Mixed Raita

I just about made this raita for lunch and couldn't stop scooping and tasting it, that half the raita was gone :) My initial plan was to make potato raita, but then ended up adding few other veggies too. Quick and easy yogurt based dish to make.


2 cup - Yogurt
1 medium - Potato, cut to small cubes
1/4 to 1/2 cup - Cucumber, chopped to small pieces
1 medium - Tomato , chopped to small pieces
2 to 3 big - Shallots, diced finely Or 1 small regular onion
1 - Green chili, chopped finely
2 tbsp - Coriander leaves, finely chopped
1 tsp - Sugar
Salt to taste

Masala powders

1/2 tsp - Roasted cumin powder
1/4 tsp - Garam masala powder
1/4 tsp - Black pepper powder
1/2 tsp - Chat masala powder


1/2 tsp - Mustard seeds
1 sprig - Curry leaves
1 tsp - Fresh ginger, grated
1 - whole dry red chili
1 tsp - Chana dal ( optional )
Ghee to fry


1 ) Beat or whisk the yogurt well to a smooth consistency. Boil potato in enough water, in the microwave or on stove top. Cool the potatoes.

2 ) Add all the veggies to the yogurt, sugar and salt. Mix well and adjust as per taste. If the yogurt is a bit sour, you will need a bit more sugar. Otherwise less of sugar.

3 ) In a pan heat ghee, pop mustard, then add chana dal, dry red chili, curry leaves and ginger. Fry ginger a bit. Take off stove and cool. Add to yogurt and mix.

4 ) Now sprinkle all the masala powders listed one by one on top of the raita. When serving you can mix the masala powders with yogurt.

Serve as a condiment with paratha's . This will taste best when fresh.


Kalai said...

Hmm... So, I get to be the lucky one to give the first comment on this beautiful raita, Pravs? I usually make south Indian style pachadi, but this sounds great and looks like a refreshing change! Out of curiosity, would it still taste ok without chaat masala? I don't usually have that on hand... Thanks! :)

KF said...

Looks so Yummmmmmmmy!!This is a different version of raita..Good One!!

Pravs said...

hey kalai : Yes, you are the first one :) It will be good without chaat masala. Chaat masala being the blend of spices, brings out a great taste to raita.Roasted cumin powder, itself gives a good taste. Also the seasoning. So do try.

KF : Long time no see!:D Thanks..a north indian raita.

Mishmash ! said...

Hey really a good one.....:) Raitha with an extra kick :) For me, this is a bit too much of work for a raita :P

Seena said...

I haven't tasted raita with potatoes..looks good.

Pravs said...

Mishmash : Thanks :) yeah, a bit more work from usual raita, but does adds up taste.

Seena : Potato in raita goes so well. you should try :)

Shankari said...

love it, love it, love it! Will make it tomorrow for lunch. or my husband will think I have gone crazier

Asha said...

There are 2 Potato event going on right now, DK and Sia. You lucked out!:))
Looks yum!

Happy cook said...

Raita is always welcome.
I love them with pulao or any kind of rice dish

Seema said...

Hey! Nice one.. i just add only Roasted Jeera powder.. but this with all the other spices must have tasted heavenly.. will try this soon!

Pooja said...

Be it any RaIta , I am faN OF ALL :)) I keep on trying it different way everytime .now its turn to try your way, thanks for sharing Pravs.

Jyothsna said...

I like this raita.... always make either potatoes or the rest of the veggies. Surely this tastes great.

easycrafts said...

Although i always like the boondi raita only...this one looks damn good and is a quick side dish too

Kribha said...

That looks so good. I can eat it just like that without serving it with anything else.Chaat masala sure does add a nice touch to this raitha.

Mona said...

What a mouth watering picture it is!! I bet it sure tastes too yummy too, i love raitas..

Superchef said...

love raitas of all kinds!! this one looks delicious..

vimmi said...

Looks great. We make it in similar manner, some times with tadka. I dont add garam amasla though.

Dhivya said...

wow wonderful entry...looks yummy..Thanks for dropping bye

Pravs said...

Shankari : make and enjoy the raita :)

Asha : Thanks, for letting me know :)

Happycook : yep, great with rice dishes, paratha's..or just like that :)

Seema : sure do try, seema. I am sure you will like it.

Pooja : sure do try.

Jyothsna : yes it does :)

Easycraft : thanks :D i love boondi raita too.

Khribha : after making this, i was having just the raita. loved the taste.

mona & superchef: thanks :)

vimmi : okay.. tadka does give this a nice taste.

dhivya : thanks for coming by too.

Ramki said...

Hi Meera,
Have blogged your Raita as a model recipe in the One Page Cookbook 1001 Raitas at

/Thanks for the recipe

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