Vegetable Raita Recipe : Yogurt Salad of Veggies!

This is a delicious Raita recipe made up of chopped vegetables in fresh yogurt along with some Indian spices. This Vegetable Raita Recipe is a very popular Indian side dish. This recipe of mixed veg Raita is extremely cooling in summer and healthful to have at any time of the day. It is a healthy and nutritious yogurt side dish which is prepared with mixed vegetable. It’s easy and quick to make Indian side serve dish having the combination of mixed vegetables seasoned with spices in the whisked yogurt. It is a healthy alternative for using the leftover vegetables in your diet.

Vegetable Raita

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  • Recipe Category: Side Serve
  • Cuisine: Indian

Description: The Vegetable Raita Recipe is a very popular Indian side dish. You can add veggies of your choice like boiled potatoes, beans, broccoli, carrot etc. Enjoy!

Vegetable Raita Recipe

Ingredients for Vegetable Raita Recipe:

  • Black Pepper Powder – as required
  • Capsicums – 1 small size
  • Carrots – 1 small size
  • Cucumber – 1 medium size
  • Onion – 1 medium size
  • Roasted Cumin Powder/ Bhuna Jeera Powder – 1 tsp.
  • Tomato – 1 medium size
  • Salt – as required
  • Yogurt – 1 cup
  • Coriander Leaves – 1 tbsp. (for garnishing)

Note: It is your choice whether you want to use dairy yogurt or to use vegan curd if you are a vegan. You can use also use Curd or Dahi.

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To make your vegetable Raita look colorful use red, yellow, orange and green colored bell peppers.

It’s optional, but if cherry tomatoes are available then buy them as well.

The Method for Vegetable Raita Recipe:

Pre-Preparation:

  • Carrot: Wash the 1 medium sized or small sized carrot. Peel off its skin with the grater and then finely chop the carrot into small cubical pieces. You can also grate it into thin slices.
  • Bell Pepper: Rinse the all the different capsicum or bell peppers you are using. You can either slice chop them or cut into small pieces.
  • Cucumber: Clean the small or medium sized cucumber. Peel its skin and finely cut into equal sized pieces.
  • Tomato: Wash and cut the tomatoes into small cubes. If you want, then remove the inner portion of the tomatoes having seeds.
  • Onion: Properly rinse the onion and remove its skin. Cut into two equal halves and then finely chop into small pieces.

Note: Chop all these veggies into one bowl or into separate small bowls. You do not have to chop each of these vegetables into extremely small pieces.

Preparation:

  • Now, once you have rinsed all veggies and finely chopped all of the vegetables, keep them aside.
  • Then take a deep mixing bowl and add curd in it.
  • Whisk the curd until it gets a smooth consistency.
  • Transfer all the chopped veggies such as carrots, cucumber, bell peppers, tomatoes and onions to this bowl of whisked curd.
  • Also, sprinkle the spices like black pepper powder and the roasted cumin powder.
  • Finally, season the mixture with the pinch of salt.
  • After you have added everything, mix well.
  • Stir these ingredients so that mixed with the yogurt.
  • Check for the taste of the vegetable Raita.
  • If you feel the need or the requirement then add any spice powder or salt and check the taste once again.
  • Cover the bowl of vegetable Raita and keep it to cool in refrigerator.
  • After some time, take out from the fridge and give a gentle stir before serving.

And the delicious Vegetable Raita is ready to eat!

Additional Information:

  • Calories: 60 calories
  • Total Time: PT20M
  • Serves: 4
  • Date Published:

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The various different chopped vegetables, when mixed with the beaten curd, adds to the taste of the mixture. The whole taste of dish reaches high when the Raita is sprinkled with roasted cumin seed powder and flavored with the other spice powders. You can add vegetables of your choice. You can add boiled potatoes, blanched French beans, broccoli, carrot etc. There is no fixed proportion of curd and vegetables. If you want, you make it for dinner in the form of salad of mix veggies.

You always have your choice in making of the vegetable Raita. You can use any of locally available condiments, spices, herbs, and vegetables in making of this vegetable Raita. If you have some religious and cultural choices based on the traditions then you can follow them while adding the vegetables or spices. You may choose to mix veggies which are preferred in your region or skip adding the one’s which are not easily available. This bright and colorful Raita is easy to make at home within few minutes.

This fresh mixed vegetable Raita is a perfect summer treat. It has a magical blend of different flavors and aroma which will tickle your tongue. The delicious vegetables, when dipped in the beaten curd, gives a pleasure to taste buds. The flavoring with the spice powders and the sprinkle of coriander leaves releases the sweet fragrance. No Indian meal is a called a complete thali unless it has a bowl of Raita in it. This chilled Raita of mixed veggies is one of the best Raita which instantly refreshes you in the first bite.

Note: You can whisk the curd with any whisker such as balloon whisk or the coil whisk. You can blend the curd in the chopper so that you do not have the lumps.

Remarks:

  • The total time required for Vegetable Raita Recipe is just 15 minutes.
  • The measured proportion of ingredients makes vegetable Raita which can serve 4 people.
  • Keep the Raita in the refrigerator if you are not serving immediately. Otherwise, it will become sour.
  • The proportion of spices can be adjusted according to your taste preferences. But, be careful, do not sprinkle the spice powders too much. It would spoil the taste of veg Raita.
  • If you like to have sweet curd, then ¼ tsp. of sugar can also be added. Also, sugar can be added if you feel that vegetables are sour in taste.
  • If you are Jain or if you are making this vegetable Raita for your Jain friends, then do not add onions.
  • You can sprinkle Chaat Masala or Dry Mango Powder as well.

Garnishing:

Follow the recipe, make Mixed Vegetables Raita today and serve it chilled. You can serve this Raita either chilled or immediately as it is made. But it would taste better and delicious when it is to be served chilled.

Transfer the Raita to a small serving bowl and:

Garnish with:

  • Coriander leaves
  • Mint Leaves
  • Bell Peppers
  • Rose Petals
Quick Tip:
  • The chilled mix veg Raita would taste best when combined with delicious fried or steamed Jeera rice.
  • You can sue cashew yogurt but as it is sweet, you would have to add ½ tsp. of lime juice. It would infuse the sour and tangy taste to the yogurt.
  • Add 2 finely chopped green chilies or ½ tsp. of red chili powder to make the vegetable Raita spicy.
  • If you like the taste of ginger, then include ½ tsp. of ginger powder or ginger juice in your Raita.
  • The decoration of the vegetable Raita can be done with your own imaginations.

This is one of the healthiest Raita recipes for all the vegetarians out there. It has the beautiful amalgamation of chilled curd with the rich in fiber content veggies. Whenever you have the only option of self-cooking or when you are continuously traveling then this mixed vegetable Raita recipe can be nutritious and tasty. Get the locally available veggies with the packet of yogurt and assemble everything quickly.

The yummy chilled Raita served during summer is very good for health because it cools down the body. The Curd used in the Raita also protects against heat stroke. Thus the overall dish provides a cooling effect in the body. So it is advisable to have any yogurt based dish in your menu. So prepare the Raita in hot weather and beat the heat. Not only for the health but tasty Raita is a perfect add on to any of your meal because of various other factors. Raita enhances the original taste and flavors of the food. It also makes our meals more colorful and more appealing. The curd makes the food easily digestive due to its probiotic quality. Due to various benefits of Raita, its intake is beneficial for kids, adult and old people.

The tummy-filling and creamy Raita is the Indian version of the western yogurt dish. Raita is generally made of favorite veggies or fruits mixed in whisked yogurt with mild spice powders. The usual vegetables used are pungent onions, tangy tomatoes, crunchy cucumber and other fresh seasonal fruits. It was made with the intention to pair with the main meal dish or any other delicious Indian snack. This curd sauce having the thick creamy consistency is nowadays paired with the tasty Indian flat bread which is also popularly known as parathas. The folks who love the sourness of Curd, can eat this Indian condiment from curd in the form or dip over drizzle over the different types of salad as well. If you have a party at home, then you can prepare this Raita before the time, refrigerate it to cool for some time and then serve it your guest as one of the sweet dessert dishes.

It is very simple, easy and quick to prepare the Raita from Curd at home. You can use any vegetable which you in have stock or almost any fruit available in your pantry. You do not have to especially rush to market to pick the best veggies and pluck the fresh fruits. You can prepare Raita with your favorite veggies and fruits along with the flexibility of time. There is no fixed method of making the Raita, you can simply whisk the curd and mix the ingredients or you can do the tempering. The addition of spices, herbs, and other condiments adds to the plain flavors of the veggies and removes the sourness of the curd. At times, people also prefer to add the fried basil leaves or curry leaves to the tempering which spreads the strong fragrance all over the kitchen. The Raita can be prepared can be prepared in few minutes without much of cooking. It one of the easy to go side dish with your complete meal or any other one meal dish. Raita balances the nutrient quotient of your whole meal as well provides taste and flavors.

As the sour curd is a very versatile ingredient, it can be easily paired with any other ingredient. You can make Raita from any ingredient you wish to make it with. Thus both veggies and fruits can be added to make various different types of interesting Raita. The Raita is all time favorite dish of all which can be given a variation with your innovative ideas. The various types of Raita which you can try to make at home are Bhindi Raita, Boondi Raita, Cucumber Raita, Lauki Raita, Onion Raita, Mint Raita, Pineapple Raita, Pomegranate Raita, or Tomato Raita. All these restaurant style Raita dishes are quite common and can be easily made at home if the required core ingredient is available.

Amongst the various refreshing Raita of Indian Raita recipes, the cucumber Raita is one of the most popular and commonly made side dishes. The reason why cucumber is highly preferred is because it aids in easy digestion and also reduces the heat of the spicy rice or spicy veg curry.


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