(Cook with Harish)
I hates a lot of food, including karela, carrots, potatoes, and of course Khubani (Apricot) – until MY big brother tells me that benefits of Khubani (Apricot) Very nutritious and low in calories, Apricots are very nutritious and contain many essential vitamins and minerals, High in antioxidants, May promote eye health, May boost skin health, May promote gut health, High in potassium, Very hydrating, May protect your liver and many more.
So today we Going to Make Khubani raita (Apricot ) because in Raita so many healthy benefits. Raita is prepared using curd, which is high in protein and low in unhealthy fats. It makes for a perfect aid for digestion.
Lets make Khubani raita steps by steps.
Khubani (Apricot) raita recipe
Prepare time: 10 min Serves: 5 5 Cuisine: north indian
- Yogurt 1 1/4 cups, fresh, thick, chilled and beaten till smooth.
- Khubani (Apricot) 2, large, peeled and chopped into small pieces. (do not forget to remove seeds of khubani)
- Roasted cumin powder 1/2 tsp (jeera powder)
- Red chili powder 1/4 tsp
- Chaat masala large pinch
- Black salt large pinch (kala namak)
- Salt to taste
- Mint leaves few for garnish OR fresh coriander leaves
- In a bowl, add the fresh and thick curd and beat till smooth.
- Add 1/4 cup water and salt and mix well with a whisk.
- Add the chopped Khubani (Apricot) pieces and mix well. (You can use dry Apricot Also you can find easily in market)
- Sprinkle roasted cumin powder, red chili powder, chaat masala, and black salt over the raita.
- Garnish with fresh mint or coriander leaves. Chill until serving time.
- Serve as a meal by itself or as a dip or salad or side dish with a meal
- Use fresh homemade thick curd. It should not be sour.
- You can Add dry Apricot also from market.
- You can add a few pomegranate seeds for color and crunch.
- You can add 1/4 cup mango puree along with chopped mango pieces to the beaten curd.