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Raitas-A Collection of Recipes
Raita (Yoghurt) Recipe Selection

Mamta Gupta

Raita is a yogurt or 'dahi' dish that makes an important part of a North Indian, everyday meal. It combines the cool taste of fresh, chilled yoghurt with various other tastes and textures of salad vegetables, fruits, herbs and a variety of spices. Yoghurt cools down the irritant effect of some of the hot Indian spices, try not to make it too hot. Another advantage of eating Raita with a meal is that the good bacteria contained in fresh yoghurt help with the digestion. In South India, where foods is generally hotter than in the North, natural yoghurt and boiled rice are traditionally served at the end of a meal to calm the stomach down.

Dishes like biriyani, pulao/pilaf, khitchri etc. are excellent served with a bowl of chilled raita. Many raitas are suitable for use as small 'dips', but generally served in generous portions with a meal.

Be creative. Experiment with different ingredients, spices, herbs, flavours. If you have new raita recipes that are missing from this list, and you wish to share them with others, please send them to me via the 'contact' link at the top of this page.

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Ingredients are given with each raita recipe.


1.Aubergine Raita 1
2.Aubergine Raita 2
3.Avocado, Tomato and Onion Raita
4.Banana Raita 1 With Coconut
5.Banana Raita 2 With Nuts And Tarka
6.Banana Raita 3 With Raisins, Sweet
7.Banana and Cucumber Raita
8.Bathua or Pigweed Raita
9.Beetroot Raita
10.Bhindi Raita
11.Bitter Gourd (Karela) Raita
12.Boondi Raita
13.Bitter Gourd (Karela) Raita
14.Bottle Gourd Raita 1 (Yoghurt), Salt Free, Traditional Method
15. Bottle Gourd Raita 2 (Yoghurt), Salt Free, Easy Method
16. Bottle Gourd Raita 3 (Yoghurt), Spicy
17. Bread Raita
18.Cabbage Raita
19.Carrot Raita
20.Coriander Raita
21.Corn Raita
22.Cucumber Raita
23.Cucumber, Carrot, Mint and Cress Raita
24.Cucumber & Onion Raita
25.Cucumber, Tomato and Onion Raita
26.Cucumber, Yellow/Red Pepper, Onion and Mint Raita (Yoghurt)
27.Garlic Raita
28.Green Mango Chutney Raita. Simply add a little chutney to taste to the lightly beaten natural yoghurt/dahi & adjust seasoning.
29.Kachnar Kali Raita
30.Ladies Fingers (Okra) Raita (Yoghurt)
31.Lauki or Bottle Gourd or Ghia Or Dudhi Raita 1
32. Lauki or Bottle Gourd or Ghia Or Dudhi Raita 2
33. Lauki or Bottle Gourd or Ghia Or Dudhi Raita 3
34.Makhana Puffed Gorgon Nut Raita (Yoghurt)
35.Mint Raita 1
36.Mint Raita 2
37.Mint Raita (Yoghurt) - 3, with Onions
38.Mint Sauce/Raita - 4 (Yoghurt) like Indian Restaurants in UK
39.Onion Raita
40.Onion & Tomato Raita
41.Pineapple Raita
42.Pomegranate Raita
43. Potato Raita Chaat(Dahi Alu) - 1
44.Potato Raita Chaat (Dahi Alu) - 2
45.Raita Spice Masala Mix
46.Spinach Raita
47. Spinach and Dry Dates Raita (Yoghurt)
48.Sweet and Sour Raita
49.Tomato Raita
50.Vermicelli Raita.
51.Watercress Raita.
52.Wild Garlic Leaves Raita.
53.Yoghurt Salad Dressing 1.
54.Yoghurt Salad Dressing 2.
55.Yoghurt Salad Dressing 3.
56.Yoghurt Salad Dressing 4.

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