August 4, 2017

Cucumber and Grapes Raita

One of the best accompaniment for Biryani and Pulao is Raita. Raita is nothing but a yogurt based side dish prepared using veggies and fruits. The basic raita is generally prepared using onion, tomato and green chillies and served with Biryani in Tamil Nadu. Lots of variations can be done by including cucumber, fruits like apple, grapes etc. Dry fruits can also be included to enhance the richness of Raita. In my today's recipe, I have used green grapes which gives a delicious sweet taste to the raita. It also balances the taste bud when it is served with a spicy biryani. Beating the curd before adding veggies gives a creamy texture to the Raita.

Ingredients :

1 1/2 Cups Thick Yogurt / Curd 
1 Cucumber, Peeled and finely grated 
1 Tomato, De-seeded and finely chopped 
1 Green chilli, Finely chopped 
15 Green grapes, Chopped
Few Coriander leaves and Mint leaves, Finely chopped 
Salt to taste 

Method :

Beat the curd using fork till it turns smooth and creamy.

Add grated cucumber followed by chopped tomato, green chill and grapes.

Add the required amount of salt along with finely chopped coriander and mint leaves.

Mix well and serve chill.

Serving Options :

Serve with Pulao or Biryani.

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