Raitas

Beetroot, Cucumber and Tomato Raita

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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Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 0.25 mins
Makes 6 servings

Ingredients

 

1/4 cup boiled , peeled and chopped beetroot
1/2 chopped cucumber
1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
1 1/2 cups whisked fresh curds (dahi)
salt to taste
2 tsp powdered sugar
2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
3 tbsp roughly chopped peanuts
1/4 cup freshly grated coconut
1/4 cup finely chopped coriander (dhania)

 

Method

  1. Combine the beetroot, cucumber, tomatoes, curds, salt, sugar and green chilies in a deep bowl, mix well and keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a small non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds.
  3. When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for 15 seconds.
  4. Pour this tempering over the raita and mix well.
  5. Add the peanuts, coconut and coriander and mix well.
  6. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
  7. Serve chilled.

Recipe Source: Beetroot, Cucumber and Tomato Raita

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