Fruit and Vegetable Raita ( Desi Khana)

Fruit and Vegetable Raita (  Desi Khana)

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Cucumber is mixed and matched with a wide selection of fruits, to make this sweet and sour delight. A slightly different spicing—of mustard powder and cumin seeds powder is used to pep up the fruit and vegetable raita. Remember to chop the bananas and apples just before mixing to avoid blackening.

Fruit and Vegetable Raita ( Desi Khana) recipe - How to make Fruit and Vegetable Raita ( Desi Khana)

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

3/4 cup finely chopped cucumber
1/4 cup green grapes cut into halves
1/2 cup finely chopped apples (unpeeled)
1/2 cup finely chopped bananas

To Be Mixed Together Into A Dressing
1 1/2 cups thick fresh curds (dahi)
2 tbsp fresh cream
1 tsp mustard (rai / sarson) powder
1 tsp roasted cumin seeds (jeera) powder
2 tsp powdered sugar
salt to taste

Method
    Method
  1. Combine all the ingredients along with the dressing in a deep bowl and mix well.
  2. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
  3. Serve chilled.
Nutrient values per serving
Energy160 cal
Protein3.8 g
Carbohydrates15.6 g
Fiber1.6 g
Fat7.4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A183.7 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B30.2 mg
Vitamin C4.2 mg
Folic Acid7.9 mcg
Calcium172.1 mg
Iron0.5 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium31.5 mg
Potassium117.1 mg
Zinc0.1 mg
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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.

Reviews

Fruit and Vegetable Raita ( Desi Khana)
 on 20 Sep 17 07:30 AM
5

it was amazing.....
Fruit and Vegetable Raita
 on 13 Feb 13 09:33 AM
5

This raita is a good change than the regular raitas...they have fruits and vegetables and taste great with any stuffed parathas...