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Raita way

Enjoy various yoghurt preparations this summer


YOGHURT PLAYS an important role in the preparation of many different kinds of raitas. Raita is the name given to the yoghurt-based cuisine which is a side dish served in almost all Indian meals during the hot summer months. It is a very soothing dish.

Mixed vegetable raita

Ingredients

Thick curd or yogur
- 3 cups
Cucumber large - 1
Tomatoes - 2
Onions - 2
Capsicum - 1
Green peas, cooked - 2 tbs
Mustard seeds - tsp
Cumin seed, roasted - 2 tsp
Green chillies - 2
Coriander leaves - 2 tbs
Sugar - 1 tsp

Salt to taste

Method: Tie the curd in a muslin cloth. Let all water drain. It should be of a smooth consistency. Peel and cut the cucumber into small pieces. Cut the tomatoes, capsicum and onions into small pieces. Finely chop the green chillies.

Add all the vegetables along with the green peas to the curds.

Heat the oil. Fry the mustard seeds till you hear a popping sound. Add it to the yoghurt with all the other remaining ingredients.

Stir well and chill it. Serve cold with pullaos.

SUJATA MALANI

(Swad: 27730165)

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