Spiced Yoghurt / Simple Raita for Pulao
Written by Jayashree
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Spiced Yoghurt is a simple yet tasty preparation served with pulav. It can be easily made in five minutes.

The indian cuisine is elaborate and makes use of many spices. Thus, raita is often prepared as an accompaniment with pulao or biryani. Raita is one or different vegetables mixed in curds along with a few spices. Spiced yoghurt serves the same purpose but it is without any veggies in it.

Spiced yoghurt is a simple curd based dish ideal to serve with   pulav or Veg Jadoh. It is easy to prepare and needs no elaborate  preparation. It is tasty and ideal to make when hardly any vegetables are on hand. During the lockdown, if you ever run out of veggies, you can make this one. Infact, I make it when I am bored to chop veggies!

Spiced Yoghurt / Simple Raita for Pulao

Spiced Yoghurt / Simple Raita for Pulao

 

All the ingredients that you need are easily available in the kitchen.

Curds- We need fresh curds.

Fresh coriander- I am obsessed with coriander in my cooking and I cannot say enough the need of it here.

Seasoning: A little bit of seasoning with red chillies gives a good taste to it.

Salt – It is the essence of any cooking.

Sugar- It is the sugar that creates a balance of all taste and gives a good flavour to it.

Spiced Yoghurt / Simple Raita for Pulao

About the event :

Sending this to Healthy Wellthy Cuisine, Theme84 which is  ” Curd Fiesta ”  This is a fortnightly event and the theme is selected by Sujata Roy of Batter Up With Sujata. She has a wide range of Bengali dishes, I liked her Rasgolla, it looks delicious. The other recipes by members are Chow Chow Raita, South Indian Curd Rice, Tuty Fruity Cake, Strawberry Shrikhand, Tomato Raita, Tomato, Corn, Peas and  Paneer Kadhi , Kesar Badam Lassi Muffins

 

Spiced Yoghurt

 

Ingredients:
  • 2 cup fresh curds
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped coriander
  • 2 teaspoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
  • curry leaves
  • 2 red chilly
Method:
  1. Whisk the curds.
  2. Add salt, sugar, fresh coriander to it.
  3. Make seasoning in a small pan. Take oil in a small pan, add the mustard seeds, as it splutters put asafoetida, curry leaves and red chilly. After a few seconds, put it over the curd mixture.
  4. Chill and serve.

Spiced Yoghurt / Simple Raita for Pulao

Spiced yoghurt is a simple yet tasty accompaniment with any variety of rice dish.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Keyword indian food, raita, side dish for pulao, simple raita

Ingredients

  • 2 cup fresh curds
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped coriander
  • 2 teaspoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
  • curry leaves
  • 2 red chilly

Instructions

  1. Whisk the curds.
  2. Add salt, sugar, fresh coriander to it.
  3. Make seasoning in a small pan. Take oil in a small pan, add the mustard seeds, as it splutters put asafoetida, curry leaves and red chilly. After a few seconds, put it over the curd mixture.
  4. Chill and serve.
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11 Comments
  1. FoodTrails

    Love to have raita with my meals especially in summers..like the tadka in raita, must have added so much of flavor to it.

    Reply
  2. namscorner18

    I love to have raita as such and tempering adds lot of flavor to raita. Will try next time.

    Reply
  3. Batter Up With Sujata

    Raita looks superbly delicious. I would love to have it with any meal or bowlful on its own. Loved the tempering over raita.

    Reply
  4. preethi76

    Love this easy and flavourful Raita . Tadka is making it so tempting. Perfect accompaniment for Pulao.Adding sugar sounds interesting.

    Reply
    • themadscientistskitchen

      Who says you need pulao or biryani to enjoy this yummy raita. I will love it plain and can finish the entire bowl.

      Reply
  5. mayurisjikoni

    Like this simple raita, looks so delicious. Perfect with pulao or biryani. I would probably enjoy a bowlful on its own.

    Reply
  6. Nicole Oke

    I think my husband would love this! We will have to give it a try soon!

    Reply
  7. Vanitha Bhat

    Simple, yet super delicious! A must with every Indian meal don’t you thin? Delicious dear!

    Reply
  8. Shalu

    Simple and delicious. Loving that tadka. Must have given unique flavors to this raita.

    Reply
    • Sasmita Sahoo Samanta

      Ahaaaaa !!! love this simple yet tasty raita with any variety of rice dish Jaya 🙂 I can enjoy simply as it is ;P

      Reply
  9. Maria

    Such an essential side with any rice meal! the raita sounds simple but rounds off the meal in a very satisfactory way and adds lovely cooling contrast.

    Reply

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