Fruit and Vegetable Raita ( Desi Khana)
by Tarla Dalal
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fruit and vegetable raita recipe is a quick and easy accompaniment to Indian meals. Learn how to make simple mix fruit raita.
Cucumber is mixed and matched with a wide selection of fruits, to make this sweet and sour Indian fruit raita. A slightly different spicing—of mustard powder and cumin seeds powder is used to pep up the raita.
To make fruit and vegetable raita, combine all the ingredients along with the dressing in a deep bowl and mix well. Refrigerate for at least an hour. Serve chilled.
Contrasting coloured fruits in thick luscious curd, set a very upbeat mood right at the beginning, with their attractive appearance and irresistible taste. Apples can be used unpeeled in simple mix fruit raita as their red coloured dotted in white curd looks charming.
The combination of thick curd along with little fresh cream, gives a luscious feel to the creamy fruit raita. The slight sharp tinges of mustard powder are balanced out with powdered sugar very well. The myriad flavours together with the tempting texture makes this a fabulous accompaniment which is surely worth a try.
Tips for fruit and vegetable raita. 1. Remember to chop the bananas and apples just before mixing to avoid blackening. 2. Use of thick curd is a must to get the perfect creamy texture of the raita. 3. If you do not have fresh cream, use hung curd whisked well with very little milk.
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- Combine all the ingredients along with the dressing in a deep bowl and mix well.
- Refrigerate for at least an hour.
- Serve the fruit and vegetable raita chilled.
Fruit and Vegetable Raita ( Desi Khana) recipe with step by step photos
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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