Category: Salads/ Raita

Kerala Dishes, Sadhya Recipes, Salads/ Condiments, Salads/ Raita

Naranga Thairu (Thayir) / Curd Lemon / Lemon Raita

Ingredients: 1 lemon1/2 cup yogurt1-2 green chillies / birds eye chilli, cut into thin rounds2 shallots, thinly sliced1/2 tsp ginger, thinly sliced1 sprig curry leaves2 dry red chillies, broken1/2 tsp mustard seedssalt to taste2-3 tsp coconut oil Preparation: Steam cook or boil lemon until soft and cut it into small pieces. Add to a bowl […]

Salads/ Condiments, Salads/ Raita

Shallot Raita

Ingredients: 6-8 shallots / cheriya ulli , chopped1 green chilli, cut into thin rounds1/4 tsp ginger, finely chopped3 tbsp tomato, finely chopped1/2 cup yogurt, beatensalt to taste1/8 tsp mustard seeds, crushed Preparation: In a bowl, add chopped shallots, green chilli, ginger, tomato and salt and mix well. Add beaten yogurt and crushed mustard seeds to […]

Salads/ Condiments, Salads/ Raita

Mint Raita

Ingredients: 1/2 cup mint leaves1 cup yogurt1/4 tsp chilli powder1/4 tsp cumin powder1/2 tsp chaat (chat) masalasalt to taste Preparation: In a mixing bowl, add yogurt and whisk well till smooth. Keep covered in the fridge till you make the mint leaves paste. Wash the mint leaves and grind to a fine paste adding 2-3 […]

Salads/ Condiments, Salads/ Raita

Potato Raita

Ingredients: 1 big potato1 cup yogurt1/2 tsp roasted cumin powder1/2 tsp crushed red chillies1 tbsp coriander leavessalt to taste Preparation: Boil the potato adding enough water. Once boiled, drain the water and let it to cool. Then peel and chop it into small cubes. In a mixing bowl, add yogurt and whisk till smooth. Then […]

Salads/ Condiments, Salads/ Raita

Gooseberry Raita / Nellikka Thayiru

Ingredients: 2-3 large brined gooseberries / uppilitta nellikka, pitted and chopped3/4 cup yogurt, or as required2 small shallots, thinly sliced1-2 green chillies, sliced into thin rounds1/2 tsp ginger, thinly slicedfew curry leaves1/4 tsp chilli powder2 dried red chillies, broken1/2 tsp mustard seedssalt to taste2-3 tsp coconut oil Preparation: In a bowl, add chopped gooseberries, yogurt […]

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Chana / Chickpea – Vegetable Salad

Ingredients: 1 cup white chickpeas / chana1 cucumber1 red onion1/2 green capsicum1/2 red capsicum1/2 yellow capsicum1 tbsp lemon juice, or as requiredpepper powdersalt to taste Preparation: Soak the chickpeas/ chana in water for hours and pressure cook it with salt adding enough water until soft. Drain the water and keep it aside. Finely chop all the […]

Salads/ Condiments, Salads/ Raita

Mango Salad

Ingredients: 2 big mangoes1 cup lettuce , chopped1 small cucumber, chopped1 tbsp mint leaves, chopped2 tbsp olive oil1 tbsp lemon juice1 tbsp honey salt to taste1/4-1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper Preparation: Peel and chop mangoes into small cubes. In a mixing bowl, add mangoes, lettuce, mint leaves and cucumber and combine well. In a small […]

Food, Salads/ Raita, Vegetarian

Bhindi Raita / Okra Raita

Ingredients: 250 gm okra/ bhindi/ vendakka, finely chopped 1 cup yoghurt 2 green chillies, finely chopped 1/2-1 tsp chilli powder 1/2 tsp chaat masala 1/4 tsp mustard seeds a pinch of asafoetida 1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped salt to taste 2-3 tsp oil Preparation: Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add finely […]

Food, Salads/ Raita

Cucumber Raita

Ingredients: 1 cucumber 1 1/2 cup yoghurt 1/2 tsp ginger, finely chopped 1/4 tsp cumin powder 1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped salt to taste Preparation: Peel and chop the cucumber into fine pieces. Add little salt to this and keep it aside for 10 minutes. In a large bowl, add the yoghurt and stir well. […]