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Sunday, 27 March 2016

Strawberry Raita Recipe


If you are looking for a quick yet classy yogurt dish, then you should try out this Strawberry Raita recipe. A delicious ,cool and refreshing yogurt dip that can be made in a jiffy. Sweet and tangy in tasty , Strawberry raita perfectly balances the spiciness of curries and Biryanis of Indian meal. Can be served as a side dish with any main course or with any paratha or rice dish of your choice. I relish it as it is as a mid time snacks :)

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup thick Curd ( i have used fresh homemade curd)
  • 1/2 cup Strawberries diced
  • 1-2 tbsp of finely chopped fresh Coriander
  • 2-3 tsp of Sugar or as per need
  • 1 tsp roasted Cumin powder ( Jeera powder)
  • Salt to taste
Method:
  1. Wash the Strawberries thoroughly in running water. Pat dry, hull( process of removing the top green part of Strawberry is called hulling) and make thin slices of 1 strawberry and chop the remaining  into small chunks. We will be using the slices for garnishing.



  2. Take thick curd in a mixing bowl. Whisk it until smooth with a spoon or a whisker. Add Sugar , Salt and roasted Cumin powder and mix well.



  3. Now add the chopped Strawberry chunks into the whisked and seasoned curd followed by the finely chopped coriander leaves. Mix well. Do a taste test and add salt or sugar accordingly. Within few minutes, the Strawberry will impart nice baby pink color to the Raita, making it all the more appealing. 



  4. Garnish the Raita with reserved Strawberry slices and refrigerate until serving time. Serve this delicious raita as a side dish with any main course or with Paratha or rice dish and enjoy with your loved ones !


   Hope you all would give this flavorful raita a try and give me your valuable feedback through comments :)

Tips:
  • Whisk the yogurt or curd very well.
  • The curd used should not be too sour.
  • You may add freshly ground black pepper powder or finely chopped green chilies also to this raita to give it a spicy kick.
  • You may replace the salt with black salt in the raita.

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