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Raita is a yogurt based condiment. It is simple yet nutritious; different vegetables like tomatoes, cucumber, carrots, onion can be used. Usually all these vegetables are used in the raw format; where as for an Aloo Raita/ the potato is cooked and added to seasoned yogurt/curd. Goes well with pulav, biryani, chapathis/rotis.

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 Ingredients: 

  • 1 big potato
  • 1 cup yogurt/ Curd
  • 2 cup chopped onions
  • 2-3 green chillies (slit) /substitute with red chilli powder
  • Handful of chopped coriander leaves
  • Salt 

Seasoning/ Tadka

  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 4-5 Curry leaves
  • oil

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Method:

  • Boil the potato along with the skin. Peel the skin and then coarsely mash the potato (with your hands, it is ok to leave lumps in between)
  • In a bowl beat the yogurt well along with little water. Add salt, green chillies, onions, coriander leaves and mix.
  • Add the boiled mashed potatoes and mix again.
  • Make a seasoning of mustard seeds, cumin seed sand curry leaves. Pour this on the potato mixture and mix.
  • Goes well with pulao, biryani or even with chapathis/rotis.
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