January 23, 2022
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Summer Recipes: 7 Types of Raita to have a cooling effect and better digestion

By on April 19, 2020 0 255 Views

Check out some of the best and yummiest raita recipes that you can prepare in a jiffy during summers.

Raita, which is a yogurt-based accompaniment is one of the common side dishes in Indian cuisine and without it, our meals feel incomplete. Usually, spicy dishes are accompanied by raita to balance flavours and to give cooling effect after having masaledar foods. You will find a bowl of raita with several preparations such as Biryani, Thalis, Kebabs and Parathas among others. Some people love them so much that it is a daily must-have. They would have it almost every day with their lunch or dinner meal.

Raita, which almost resembles the popular Greek dish tzatziki, is made of thick yogurt and a variety of vegetables, fruits, and spices. The best part of it is that raita is one of the easiest dishes you can whip up and has several health benefits as well. There are several varieties, however, one of the common raita recipes is the one with grated cucumber, onion, tomatoes, salt, chaat powder, jeera powder and red chilli powder. Speaking of other variations, many make raitas with fruits such as pomegranate, pineapple, apple, mangoes and papaya while many add flavourful boondis. There are also veggie-based ones.

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