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Showing posts with label Raita. Show all posts

Tomato Pachadi


One more simple and easy recipe to ease your busy morning. This tomato pachadi is of south Indian style mostly use it as a side dish. It goes very well with onion paratha, plain roti, chapati and even you can mix it with plain rice it tastes amazing.

In Tamil language the word "Pachai" means green or raw and "adi" means pound. Broadly translated, it refers to food which has been pounded.

Tomato (chopped)- 1 big no.
Green Chili (chopped) - 1 no.
Fresh Coriander Leaves chopped - 1/4 cup
Red Chili Powder - 2 tsp
Salt  to taste
Curd - 1 cup

> For Grinding:
Coconut grated - 2 tbsp
Mustard Seeds - 2 tsp

> For Seasoning:
Mustard Seeds - 1tsp
Whole Red chili - 1 no.
Asafoetida / Hing - 1 pinch
Curry leaves - 3 to 4
Coconut oil/ Vegetable oil - 2 tsp

Time Required: 15 mins.


Step 01) Grind  the grated coconut and mustard seeds  in to fine paste


2. In a bowl add the above paste, chopped tomato, green chilies, fresh coriander leaves, red chili powder and salt mix it well. Then add the curd  and mix  it nicely


3. Heat oil in a pan in medium flame (use coconut oil to bring out the authentic taste of south India) add whole red chili, mustard seeds, Asafoetida /hing and curry leaves. Add this seasoning to tomato pachadi. 

Serve: Serve with chapati, onion paratha, roti, or even it goes very well with plain rice.

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Boondi Raita


  • Boondi - 1 bowl
(Rajasthani snack food made from chickpea flour. Can be made spicy and sweet) This one spicy
  • Curd/Dahi – 1 cup
  • Roasted Cumin/Jeera powder- 1 tsp
  • Red Chili powder- 1 tsp
  • Rock Salt- 1 tbsp
  • Chaat Masala / Black Salt- 1 tbsp
  • Sugar – 1tsp
  • Salt as per taste
  • Finely chopped Coriander leaves

Time Required: 10 mins


Whisk curd to smooth texture. Add salt, sugar, roasted jeera powder, red chili powder, rock salt, chat masala and finely chopped coriander leaves. Add boondi while serving and mix well and Garnish with the red chili powder, few chopped coriander leaves and serve with roti or noon (Indian flat bread)

Boondi raita tastes great with Parathas too.

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Moong Sprout Broccoli Cucumber Raita


Broccoli, green mung bean sprout, cucumber, curd with simple spices gives compliment taste to this raita.

Raita means - it is  an Indian side dish of yogurt containing chopped cucumber or other vegetables and spices.

Check here to know, how to make mung bean sprout at home!

  • Moong Sprout/Mung Bean Sprout - 1 cup
  • Cucumber - 1 (sliced or chopped)
  • Broccoli - 1/2 lb
  • Sour Curd - 1 cup
  • Garlic Flakes - 3
  • Green Chili - 2 nos ( Optional)
  • Curry Leaves - Few (optional)
  • Coriander Leaves for garnishing (optional)
  • Crushed black Pepper - 2 tsp
  • Salt to taste

Time Required: 10 mins


1. Wash and cut the cucumber and broccoli

2. Add sprouted moong, chopped garlic flakes, curd, salt and pepper & mix well
3. Add chopped green chilies if you are looking for spicy raita 
4. To enhance more taste you could also add curry leaves and coriander leaves

Serve: Serve this with chapati/ roti or even with pulao
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