Beetroot, Cucumber and Tomato Raita
by Tarla Dalal
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Here is a brilliantly colourful raita that tempts you with its good looks, and contributes a splash of colour and good health to the meal!
Flavoured with dry-roasted cumin seeds and asafoetida, this zero-oil raita has a zesty flavour. Made of fibrous and water-filled veggies, the Beetroot, Cucumber and Tomato Raita is very nourishing.
protein and calcium -rich curds not only adds more nutrition to the dish, but also makes it cool and refreshing – just perfect to beat the heat on a summer afternoon.
So, serve it with lunch to instantly pep up the meal!
- Combine the beetroot, cucumber, tomatoes, curds, salt and green chilies in a deep bowl, mix well and keep aside.
- Heat a small non-stick pan on a medium flame and when hot, add the cumin seeds and dry roast for about 30 seconds.
- Add the asafoetida and dry roast for about 5 seconds.
- Pour this mixture over the raita and mix well.
- Add the coconut and coriander and mix well.
- Serve chilled.
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What are Raitas ? Raita is a quintessential accompaniment for any Indian meal. It adds a refreshing note, making the heaviest of meals seem light and digestible. Simply put, raita means veggies and/or fruits in curd.
South Indians temper the raita with mustard and red chillies, while in the North it is served with a sprinkling of spice powders. A raita can be standalone, like Tomato Raita, Pineapple Raita or Onion Raita. Or, it can be a combo of fruits and veggies like Dill and Cucumber Raita.
Often, a garnish of coriander or mint is added to give the raita a herby punch. The herb itself can be the focus of a raita, as in the case of the popular Mint Raita!
You can also make fun-packed raitas like the Boondi Raita, which appeal to kids as well as adults. Get creative with the fruit-veggie combos and garnishes too.
When you are in the mood for some experimentation, try garnishing your raita with crushed toasted papad just before serving. Or, add some roasted cashews or crushed peanuts for a crunchy interlude. Unleash your imagination, and you will realize the world of raitas is endless.
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