Try Out These Unique Kinds Of Raitas

Try these innovative raitas now!

 
The New Raitas
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A buttery paratha or an aromatic biryani with a perfect raita is a typical Indian comfort meal. A good raita adds not just some extra flavor, but also a great refreshing feeling to any dish. Everyone has their favourite raita, some love cucumber, others love mint, or even onion and some like tomato. But have you tried these flavours of raita?

Bhindi Ka Raita: Weird But Yummy

Bhindi in a new way!
Bhindi in a new way!

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Bhindi or okra is a favourite vegetable for many. The bhindi raita goes great with dal-chawal, biryani, or even pulao. Deep fried bhindi is mixed with whisked dahi to make this. Then you can add spices according to your convenience. Salt, red chilli powder, jeera or even pepper can be added. You can garnish the raita with coriander.

Pomegranate Raita: A Refreshing Change

A sweet raita!
A sweet raita!

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A pleasant, sweet raita, the pomegranate raita is a great, fruity change from the usual raitas. It can be eaten as a dessert, and also tastes great with biryani or pulao. You can make a sweet or savoury version of this raita. If you want to keep it sweet, just add sugar, chaat masala and garnish with mint or coriander. If you like savoury, you can add jeera, salt, pepper and black salt too. If you don’t like the raita as it is, you can add potato or onion to it.

Boorani Raita: Garlic Lovers, Watch Out!

Hyderabadi twist to the raita!
Hyderabadi twist to the raita!

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This is a typical Hyderabadi raita, and is usually served with the Hyderabadi biryani. Boorani raita is essentially a spiced garlic raita. You can add raw or sautéed garlic, depending on your preference. Just add crushed garlic or a garlic paste to the yogurt. Add red chilli powder, cumin and salt as per your preference.

Beetroot Raita: A Colourful Treat!

Full of colours and nutrients!
Full of colours and nutrients!

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The great, pink beetroot raita is a must try really. Just add some grated beetroot to the yogurt and add some spices. If you want an extra punch, you can add a tadka of curry leaves and mustard seeds (rai). This tastes absolutely delicious with some parathas or even any pulao or biryani.

Try these raitas, they will be a great addition to your diet and I’m sure they will complement your dear parathas and biryanis well!