Spinach and Mixed Sprouts Raita


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Spinach and Mixed Sprouts Raita

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Instead of being made as a gravy or soup, spinach is used along with boiled mixed sprouts to make a vibrantly-coloured and multi-textured raita.


This scrumptious and refreshing Spinach and Mixed Sprouts Raita makes an exciting accompaniment to any meal. It also gives you the power of sprouts, including folic acid and B-complex vitamins like B1 and B2, which help in the overall development of your baby.


Makes a fiting accompaniment to rotis like Multigrain Garlic Roti , Stuffed Bajra Roti , Jowar Methi Roti , Jowar Bajre Ki Roti and parathas like Green Pea Parathas and Paneer Paratha .

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Spinach and Mixed Sprouts Raita recipe - How to make Spinach and Mixed Sprouts Raita

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 2 servings
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Ingredients
1/4 cup finely chopped and blanched spinach (palak)
1/2 cup boiled mixed sprouts (moong, matki, chana etc.)
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) powder
salt to taste
1 1/2 cups curds (dahi)
1/2 tsp chilli powder
Method
    Method
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and mix well.
  2. Refrigerate for atleast half hour. Serve chilled.

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Method for spinach and mixed sprouts raita

  1. To make spinach and mixed sprouts raita, in a deep bowl take 1/4 cup of blanched spinach. Make sure to submerge it in ice cold water after boiling, to retain its green colour. 
  2. Add boiled mixed sprouts. Sprouts are super healthy as they are a rich source of protiens, vitamins and fibre. it also has low GI which makes it valuable for health. 
  3. Add cumin seed powder. Cumin seed powder would give a nice earthy flavor to our mixed sprouts raita.
  4. Add curd. Learn how to make homemade curd
  5. Add red chilli powder for a hint of spice.
  6. Mix everything well using a spoon.
  7. Our spinach and mixed sprouts raita is ready, refrigerate atleast for half and hour and serve chilled. 

Health Benefits of Spinach and Mixed Sprouts Raita

  1. Mixed Sprouts Raita - for Healthy Heart, Diabetes & Weight Loss.
  2. The fiber from sprouts is a means of managing blood cholesterol and sugar levels.
  3. The potassium from sprouts and curd will help to control blood pressure and sustain cardiac health. 
  4. The folic acid from the sprouts has a role in Homocysteine metabolism and its break does in body. High levels of homocysteine otherwise have often being recognized as one of the root cause of heart disease.
  5. Diabetics too can enjoy a small portion of this raita as a part of their meal. It's high protein content will help to reduce the overall glycemic load of the meal.
  6. For weight watchers, the high protein from sprouts and curd both will help boost metabolism and aid in weight loss.
  7. Choice of full fat or low fat curd is yours. Make your choice.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy222 cal
Protein9.5 g
Carbohydrates15.1 g
Fiber2.5 g
Fat10.2 g
Cholesterol24 mg
Sodium43.2 mg

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Spinach and Mixed Sprouts Raita
5
 on 11 Jul 16 09:50 AM


Very simple to make and can be tossed by anyone... Usually you don''t feel like cooking an elaborate meal during pregnancy. This recipe would be a good addition then to gain all the needed nutrients.