Masala Raita

Masala Raita
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(Cook with Harish)

Raita is one of the most famous add on to a meal in North India. It is served in lunch or dinner. There are various ways of preparing Raita and also various types of Raita. I have shared https://harishkitchen.com/boondi-raita/ in my previous post which was prepared using Boondi. Boondi is available in the market in the form of Plain Boondi or in the form of Masala Boondi. In this post I have prepared Raita without using Boondi and kept it simple. It is very easy and quick to prepare. It is prepared in the same way as Boondi Raita, skipping only the addition of Boondi. Chopped Coriander Leaves are optional. I have not used it here to make the Raita. It tastes good with Biryani, Parantha, Pulao or any type of rice recipes.

Plain Raita is made from Curd with Chilli Powder, Cumin Powder and Salt. Cumin Powder used here is the Roasted cumin which is grinded to make powder. The Cumin Seeds is first roasted in tawa, allowed to cool down and then grinding it to make powder. To prepare the Raita, first the curd is beaten by adding some water, then adding the spices and mixing it properly to make delicious and mouthwatering Raita.

Ingredients:

  • 200 gm Curd (Yoghurt)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Roasted Cumin Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Finely Chopped Coriander
  • Leaves (Optional) Water
  • Salt to taste

Instructions:

  • Heat Pan or Tawa over medium flame. Add Cumin Seeds to it.
  • Heat Pan or Tawa over medium flame. Add Cumin Seeds to it.
  • When the Cumin Seeds starts changing its colour to black, switch off the stove and allow it to little cool down.
  • Take the roasted Cumin Seeds in a grinder jar and grind it to make smooth powder. Take it out in a bowl.
  • Now take the curd in a large bowl. Beat the curd with the help of a spoon or wire whisk to make a smooth mixture.
  • Water can be added if the curd is thick. Add water as per your requirement and mix it. Water can be added if the curd is thick. Add water as per your requirement and mix it. Sprinkle little Chilli Powder over the Raita before serving.
  • Masala Raita is ready.
  • Serve it with Biryani, Parantha, Jeera Rice or any other recipe.


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