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Banana Raita (Yoghurt) With Nuts And 'Tarka'

Kele ka Raita With Nuts And Tarka

Mamta Gupta

This is a simple, easy and delicious raita.

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe bananas, sliced thickly or chopped

  • 1/2 tsp. lemon juice

  • 1 cup natural yoghurt or dahi

  • 1-2 green chillies-sliced (adjust to taste)

  • 1/2 tsp. coarsely ground dry-roasted cumin seeds (I dry roast 1/2 cup cumin seeds at a time on a griddle, grind it coarsely and then store in a spice jar)

  • A handful of coriander leaves or cress leaves

  • 1 tbsp. roasted peanuts, chopped roughly

  • 2 tbsp. almonds or cashews-chopped roughly

  • 1/2 tsp. Garam Masala

  • 1 tsp. olive oil

  • 1/2 tsp. mustard seeds or rai

Instructions

  1. Chop bananas and soak in lemon juice to stop discolouration.

  2. Beat yoghurt lightly with salt, chillies, roast cumin and garam masala.

  3. Stir in 2/3rd of coriander/cress leaves.

  4. Add banana slices.

  5. Heat oil in a ladle or small pan. Add mustard seeds. When they begin to splutter, add peanuts, almonds/cashews, chillies and cumin and stir fry for 1 minute.

  6. Pour over the raita. Mix everything.

  7. Serve with Indian meal or as a dip with Nan bread. For dip, cut bananas into tiny pieces.

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