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Healthy Raitas / Kachumber recipes


Last Updated : Dec 14,2017



Raitas and kachumber have a special place in Indian cuisine, especially when served with pulaos, biryanis and parathas. These healthy raitas are made using low-fat curds and other ingredients, which are not only low in calories but also provide other important nutrients to stay fit and healthy throughout. These kachumbers and raitas are perfect accompaniments for a healthy meal.

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Recipe# 3594
26 Nov 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This tangy curd preparation makes a wonderful summertime treat when served chilled. Grated lauki contributes minimal calories and also blends perfectly with the 'minty' flavour of this raita. If you are fussy about milk, this raita is an ideal meal time feast to meet your protein and calcium requi ....
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Recipe# 3602
26 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This hearty curd preparation is filled with colour, flavour and nutritional goodness. The low fat curds provide the much needed essential nutrients like calcium and protein. Serve chilled to relish all the flavours.
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Recipe# 40076
23 Nov 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
While raitas are usually made with vegetables, you might perhaps have made some fruity attempts with apples or oranges. But, have you ever thought of making a Strawberry and Black Grape Raita? You must try it to believe how fantastic it is! This unusual combination of fruits transforms into a truly ....
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Recipe# 3599
26 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A chatpata salad spiked with cumin and chilli powder. Vitamins A and C are the two important nutrients provided by this spicy kachumber. Serve it chilled with Dhan-Saak Dal, and Brown Rice, to complete a full meal on a lazy afternoon.
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Recipe# 32871
20 Aug 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Well, if you like dips and raitas, check out their South Indian equivalent – the refreshing raitas! Made by combining thick curds with veggies or other ingredients, the highlight of any pachadi is the traditional tempering, which adds an irresistible aroma t ....
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Recipe# 32996
23 Nov 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Carrot and Beetroot Raita, making it look rather cute! Adding carrot further enhances the vitamin A content of the raita and the careful use of spices gives a distinctive Indian feel to it. This delectable calcium laden raita is made in a jiffy and is nearly fat-free.
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Recipe# 32870
04 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A semi-spicy cucumber raita made in a typical South Indian style, with sautéed onions, green chillies and an aromatic tempering. This is not an everyday raita but a special one, with tongue-tickling flavours and ingredients of assorted textures. Using ....
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Recipe# 3595
26 Nov 12

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 by Tarla Dalal
Here's an easy way to have a healthy accompaniment to your main course. Barley has been used to enhance the fibre content and sweet corn gives a crispy texture to the salad. The red and yellow capsicum and spring onions add colour to the dish and make it extremely appealing to the eye.
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Recipe# 1463
23 Sep 13

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A rich and luscious raita with a variety of ingredients. The peppy taste of coriander and green chillies complements the crunchy feel of peanuts and coconut in the beetroot, cucumber and tomato raita, while a tempering of cumin seeds and asafoetida gives out appetising whiffs!
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Recipe# 35063
26 Mar 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This sweet and delicious raita makes use of curds-which is a powerhouse of calcium. A cup of low-fat curd meets 25% of the adult recommended dietary allowance for calcium. So ensure that you include a cup of curd in your daily intake of food. This raita will ensure that you stock up on calcium throu ....
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Recipe# 3493
20 Aug 11

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 by Tarla Dalal
Try and have at least a few of these fruits when they are in season for their medicinal value, if not for their unusual flavour. Jamun is a fruit that is most commonly avoided by many, due to its sharp and tangy taste. However, this fruit is said to be a boon for diabetics as the enzyme 'jamboline' ....
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Recipe# 5561
26 Mar 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Raitas are an indispensable part of Indian meals. They combine well with main courses and snacks that are spice heavy, but also taste great just like that! Here is a delicious raita of bottle gourd and tomatoes, perked up with mint leaves and roasted cumin seeds. Here, we have replaced full-fat curd ....
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