Veg Raita, Mixed Vegetable Raita
by Tarla Dalal
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The veg raita recipe is made from low fat curds, beetroot, cucumber, tomatoes which is flavoured with coriander and cumin seed powder. You can mix and match any vegetables you like in this mixed vegetable raita. Simply put, raita means veggies and/or fruits in curd.
Ingredients for mixed vegetable raita are always available in Indian kitchens. We all have vegetables and curd in our houses and this recipe can be made in 10 minutes.
We love this healthy veg raita as it has ZERO sugar and consists of all healthy ingredients. 3 reasons to have mixed vegetable raita. 1. Low fat curds help in weight reduction, good for your heart and build immunity. 2. Tomatoes are a pregnant women's friend and are rich in Folate or Folic Acid which helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially red blood cells. 3. The Nitrates present in beet aid in detoxification and helps lower bad cholesterol (LDL) levels.
This hearty curd preparation of quick veg raita is filled with colour, flavour and nutritional goodness. The low fat curds provide the much needed essential nutrients like calcium and protein.
Serve healthy veg raita chilled to relish all the flavours.
Enjoy veg raita recipe | mixed vegetable raita | healthy veg raita | quick veg raita | with detailed step by step photos given below.
- To make mixed vegetable raita, combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and mix well.
- Refrigerate the quick veg raita for ½ hour and 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.
To make the veg raita | mixed vegetable raita | healthy veg raita | quick veg raita |, first take a deep bowl and add the low-fat curds (dahi) into it. Beat with the help of a whisk to obtain a smooth texture.
Now, add the cubed and boiled beetroot into it. Boiling the beetroots tenderizes them and gives them a better texture. Do not forget to peel the before you chop them up.
Add the cucumber cubes. Make sure they are fresh and not bitter in taste.
Take 1 medium sized tomato and cut in into wedges.
Remove the seeds using a sharp knife as shown in the picture. Later, chop the deseeded tomatoes up into cubes.
Add the chopped tomatoes into the bowl with curd and other ingredients.
Now add the coriander to the Mixed Veggie Raita.
Also, add the roasted cumin seeds powder to flavor the curd.
Finally, add the salt to taste.
Mix all the ingredients in veg raita | mixed vegetable raita | healthy veg raita | quick veg raita | together with the help of a spoon or a whisk.
Refrigerate for ½ hour and serve the Mixed Veg Raita chilled.
Veg Raita – Calcium Treat for Strong Bones. Curd, a probiotic, is a very good source of calcium (calcium rich raita) and raita is the most simplest and flavorful way of adding it to your meals. Mixed Veg Raita is a very simple, easy to make fare which can be served as a part of a meal as an accompaniment. Serve it as an in between healthy snack meal and you ready for a nourishing fare that keeps you full for hours. With 85.7 mg of calcium from 1 serving of this raita, it fulfills 14% of days calcium requirement. Betalain in beetroot exhibits antioxidant properties which protects your heart and helps to increase your immune strength too. Tomatoes, on the other hand, being a good source of vitamin A and lycopene help to improve vision and prevent macular degeneration. Cucumbers are water filled and add on not many calories. With just 30 calories, this Vegetable Raita is suitable for healthy individuals to diabetics and hypertensive’s as well!
Nutrient values per serving
|Amt|| 61 gm|
|Energy|| 29 kcal|
|Protein|| 2.4 gm|
|Cho|| 4.8 gm|
|Fat|| 0.1 gm|
|Vit A|| 120.3 mcg|
|Vit C|| 9.3 mg|
|Calcium|| 83.5 mg|
|Iron|| 0.5 mg|
|F. Acid|| 9.7 mcg|
|Fibre|| 0.4 gm|
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