Mint Raita (Yoghurt) - 1
Pudina ka Raita - 1
This is a popular raita in Indian homes, especially during the hot weather. Mint is known for its cooling properties. Also see Mint Raita, Like the Indian Restaurants and Take-Aways. Serves 4-6
500 ml. fresh, natural yoghurt or dahi
A small bunch of fresh mint leaves, ground to a paste. Amount depends on how minty you like it.
1/2 tbs. cumin seeds, dry roasted and coarsely ground
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp. chilli powder/black pepper (optional)
Beat yoghurt lightly
Add all other ingredients and stir well.
Adjust seasoning to taste.
Serve chilled with an Indian meal.
You can add finely chopped red onions/cucumbers/green chillies.
Also see Raita Selection.
If fresh mint is not available, you can make this raita with mint sauce or ground, bottled mint.