Palak Raita with Onions and Tomatoes

Palak Raita with Onions and Tomatoes

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The Palak Raita with Onions and Tomatoes is a vibrant gastronomic treat, that is visually very appealing too. The bowl features a splash of colours like green and red, and a burst of flavours from black salt, onions and tomatoes.

The raita is so simple to make, yet tastes very refreshing. It has no masala powders, but the tinge of black salt works well with the onions and tomatoes to boost the flavour of the palak raita. Onions also give it an exciting crunch, while tomatoes share their tanginess. Serve this awesome raita chilled.

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 .

Palak Raita with Onions and Tomatoes recipe - How to make Palak Raita with Onions and Tomatoes

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     3Makes 3 servings
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1 cup shredded spinach (palak)
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
1/4 cup finely chopped tomatoes
2 cups curds (dahi)
1/2 tsp black salt (sanchal)
salt to taste

  1. Put the curds in a deep bowl and whisk well.
  2. Add all the other ingredients and mix well.
  3. Serve chilled.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy169 cal
Protein6.4 g
Carbohydrates8.9 g
Fiber0.8 g
Fat8.8 g
Cholesterol21.3 mg
Sodium39.2 mg
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What is a raita?

    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.


Palak Raita with Onions and Tomatoes
 on 23 Jun 17 10:14 PM

Palak n tamatos can''t be consumed together, it may cause kidney stones... that''s my understanding..
Palak Raita with Onions and Tomatoes
 on 02 Apr 17 10:58 PM

Excellent and easy to make recipe. I served Tendli Rice with this raita. Everyone loved it. Thank you.
Tarla Dalal
04 Apr 17 11:51 AM
   Hi Sonal , we are delighted you loved the Palak Raita recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
Palak Raita with Onions and Tomatoes
 on 05 Nov 16 12:18 PM

This Palak raita is healthy as it contains full fat curds which is good for you. Have this at dinner very often. Very tasty and easy to make as you directly add the spinach to the curds and don''t have to blanch the spinach which some other recipes make you do.