Potlakaya Pachadi ~ Snake Gourd in Yogurt Sauce

Potlakaya is snake gourd and is a long vegetable belonging to gourd family. It is a fruit which is eaten like a vegetable. Since it is very long, it is called snake gourd. I used small to medium sized gourd and you can see how long it is. I had to cut the gourd into […]

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 […]

BM#3 Day 5: Beetroot Raita

For the 5th day of the marathon, I am here to share a raita recipe I tried from US Masala. I love raitas and try to make it various vegetables.  I have already shared tomato raita, brinjal raita, spinach raita, cabbage raita and onion raita.  As I was going through US Masala blog, I came […]

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 […]

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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