Cucumber Raitha ~ Perugu Pachadi

Today I have a very simple and easy raitha/raita from India. I never thought raitha would fall under condiments category but wiki says it is a condiment. So here I am with one of my favorite condiments I make to go with biryani and vegetable bagara. Raitha can be prepared with many vegetables but this […]

Radish and Yogurt Chutney ~ Raita

For the last week of cooking form cookbook challenge I have a very quick and easy raita from Anjum Anand’s New Indian cookbook. According to Anjum, this raita is called chutney in Kashmir and is served as a dip for kebabs. These two pictures were taken on two different days. Above was shot this morning […]

Dondakaya Perugu Pachadi ~ Ivy Gourd in Mustard Yogurt Dressing

Few years ago, during my first visit back to India, one of our aunts invited us for lunch. One of the items on the menu was dondakaya perugu pachadi and I liked it a lot. She chopped dondakaya and made raita or perugu pachadi with raw dondakaya. The crunchy raw vegetable in seasoned yogurt was […]

Cabbage Cucumber Salad with Mustard Yogurt Dressing

The name of the recipe sounds very fancy, doesn’t it?  Well, it is non other than cabbage cucumber raita. I bookmarked the recipe over two years ago when Nupur did a guest post on Sailu’s Kitchen.  The recipe she posted is a salad but I modified it to raita.  Every time I post a raita […]

Fresh Garbanzo Beans Pulao with Tomato Yogurt Pachadi

Last week, I visited my cousin for Diwali and she made green chana eka fresh green garbanzo beans pulao.  That made me nostalgic!  Back home, every winter, these green chana, also called hari boot or hari bhoot would make it to the dining table very often.  At times, it was our  breakfast or evening snack […]

Brinjal Raita

Couple of years ago when my cousins visited us, their acquaintance  invited us for dinner.    It was a delicious dinner and on the menu was brinjal raita.  It was outrageously delicious!  It was the first time I ever tasted it and was awesome.  Ever since, I wanted to try it and unfortunately I did […]

Spinach Raita

A typical South Indian meal, to be more precious, an Andhra meal, ends with a bowl of yogurt or yogurt rice. But in my house, there are days when yogurt doesn’t even make it to the dinning table, as both of us are not very fond of it. I don’t drink tea, coffee and am […]

Corn Salad with Yogurt Dressing ~ Corn Raita

Corn raita is Indian version of corn salad in yogurt dressing. This is a quick, easy, under 15 minutes recipe and makes a great side dish as well as a light snack. Update March 2018 – This post is updated with new images and re-edited in March 2018. Corn is one of my favorite foods […]

Onion Raita / Onion Salad in Yogurt

Preparation Time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 1 small Onion chopped or diced 1 small Tomato thinly diced 2 Green Chillies seeded and chopped Cilantro chopped 1/2 tsp Lime Juice 1 cup Non Fat Yogurt 1 tbsp Non Fat Sour Cream (opt)  Salt to taste Method: Mix all the ingredients together refrigerate until ready to serve.

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