Beetroot, Cucumber and Tomato Raita

Beetroot, Cucumber and Tomato Raita

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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!

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Beetroot, Cucumber and Tomato Raita recipe - How to make Beetroot, Cucumber and Tomato Raita

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For Beetroot , Cucumber and Tomato Raita
1/4 cup boiled , peeled and chopped beetroot
1/2 cup chopped cucumber
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
1 1/2 cups chilled whisked low fat curds
salt to taste
1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
1 tbsp freshly grated coconut
1/4 cup finely chopped coriander (dhania)
For making beetroot, cucumber and tomato raita

    For making beetroot, cucumber and tomato raita
  1. Combine the beetroot, cucumber, tomatoes, curds, salt and green chilies in a deep bowl, mix well and keep aside.
  2. Heat a small non-stick pan on a medium flame and when hot, add the cumin seeds and dry roast for about 30 seconds.
  3. Add the asafoetida and dry roast for about 5 seconds.
  4. Pour this mixture over the raita and mix well.
  5. Add the coconut and coriander and mix well.
  6. Serve chilled.

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What is a raita?

  1. 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.
  2. 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 RaitaPineapple Raita or Onion Raita. Or, it can be a combo of fruits and veggies like Dill and Cucumber Raita.
  3. 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!
  4. 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.
  5. 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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Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy33 cal
Protein2.2 g
Carbohydrates4.2 g
Fiber1 g
Fat0.9 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium32.8 mg

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Beetroot, Cucumber and Tomato Raita
 on 17 Dec 19 08:06 PM

I love this recipe so much. I remember I saw it in one of your cookbooks. That version had crushed roasted peanute. I highly recommend adding that too, then it''s perfect.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Thank you for your suggestion...
18 Dec 19 12:19 PM
Beetroot, Cucumber and Tomato Raita
 on 28 Apr 16 10:03 PM

Is there any way we can mail the recipies to ourselves or download it.
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Tarla Dalal    Yes you can. Click on email a recipe to a friend. So you can mail it to yourself.
01 Dec 17 03:45 PM
Beetroot, Cucumber and Tomato Raita
 on 24 Mar 16 09:26 AM

Looks yummy and colourful recipe. Will give a try in couple of days. Thanks for various salad recipes shared with readers.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Narayan, let us know how the recipe came out. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback. Happy Cooking.
25 Mar 16 09:22 AM
Beetroot, Cucumber and Tomato Raita
 on 20 Mar 16 08:45 PM

colourful,yum and tasty luved by my kids
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Tarla Dalal    We are glad you liked the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you liked them...
21 Mar 16 08:42 AM
Beetroot, Cucumber and Tomato Raita
 on 01 Jun 12 11:45 AM

Low fat curds makes this a healthy raita with the addition of beetroot, cucumber and tomatoes. Love the peanuts and like the light pink color of the raita.
Beetroot, Cucumber and Tomato Raita
 on 31 May 12 05:37 PM

colourful,crunchy and tasty.
Beetroot, Cucumber and Tomato Raita
 on 31 May 12 12:15 PM

Nice semi thick pinkish raita made from low fat curds and beetroot. Peanuts add a nice crunchiness.
Beetroot, Cucumber and Tomato Raita
 on 19 Feb 12 08:57 PM

its such an easy and low cal food. happy to make it daily
Beetroot, Cucumber and Tomato Raita
 on 05 Dec 10 08:55 PM

Healthy, healthy and healthy!! i make it every alternate day..its so good! It gives u a good dose of most vitamins!