Well-whisked yogurt flavored with spices such as roasted cumin seeds powder, mint powder, red chili powder, black pepper powder, rock salt, etc. is masala raita. It is a simple and good accompaniment to Indian food. It doesn’t call for any special ingredients and is ready in minutes. It serves as a great side dish for pulao and parathas. Generally, pulao is already loaded with vegetables or other ingredients and call for simple accompaniments. Masala raita is perfect for such dishes.
Generally, I have a raita masala handy in my pantry. So whenever I have to serve simple raita I use that to make masala raita. This is one spice mix that is always in my kitchen just as chaat masala, kitchen king masala, etc. These spice mixes are essentials of Indian pantry as these can kick any meal in no time. Let’s have a look at the ingredients required to make Masala Raita:
Yogurt (dahi): I like to set yogurt at home instead of using the store-bought one. I like the taste of homemade yogurt more than the readymade ones. It is important to whisk the yogurt well to make a raita. If required you can add little cold water to dilute its consistency.
Spices: A number of spices have been used to make masala raita. These include roasted cumin seeds powder, mint powder, red chili powder, black pepper powder, and rock salt. You can use black salt instead of rock salt. Further, you can adjust the spices as per your liking.
Raita is an indispensable part of Indian thali. We do not eat yogurt at night but our lunch is incomplete without a bowl of wholesome raita. And therefore we have a collection of raita recipes on the blog.
Serve it chilled with hot Jodhpuri Kabuli Pulao for a weekend dinner.
1.This recipe serves 2-3 persons.
2.In a mixing bowl add 1 cup well whisked yogurt. To this add 1 tsp roasted cumin seeds (jeera) power, ½ tsp mint (pudina) powder, ½ tsp red chili powder, ½ tsp black pepper (kali mirchi) powder and rock salt (Sendha namak) to taste. Mix everything well.
3.Serve chilled. Bon appetite!
PREP TIME 2 minutes
COOK TIME 0 minutes
TOTAL TIME 2 minutes
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