Spinach Raita /Spinach Dip with Yogurt

One of the easiest way to include veggies in diet is making raita or pachadi.I like to eat raita along with my meal.Raita is a refreshing accompaniment especially for the summer and it makes the body cool,aids digestion.

This spinach raita is extremely delicious,refreshing ,creamy and a wonderful addition to a spicy meal.The use of roasted cumin powder adds a punch and flavor to the raita.Here I used the regular yogurt and it came out creamy and luscious.If you want your raita to be extremely creamy and rich use the greek yogurt.

                                            Spinach Raitha/Spinach Dip with Yogurt

   Basic Information

   Preparation time ~ 10 minutes
   Cooking time ~ 3-4 minutes
   Serves ~2-3


1-1.25 cups(finely chopped)
Thick Yogurt/thayir
1-1.25 cups
Roasted cumin powder/jeerga podi
1/2 tsp
Green chilly/pachamilagai
1  (finely chopped)
Red chilly powder/milagai podi
1/4 tsp
to taste
2 tsp

  For the Tempering

Cumin seeds/jeeragam
1/2 tsp
a pinch
Red chilly/varamilagai

  • Heat a pan with a tsp of oil,add the chopped green chilly and finely chopped spinach.Mix it well and cook it until the spinach wilts,keep it on a low flame for a minute.Put off the flame and let it cool down.
  • Take the yogurt in a bowl and add the salt,red chilly powder and roasted cumin powder.Whisk it well till it becomes creamy.
  • To the whisked yogurt add the cooled down spinach and mix it well.
  • Now in a small pan heat the remaining oil and crackle the cumin seeds,add in the asafoetida and red chilly.Add it to the yogurt mixture and mix it well.
  •  Serve it  as an accompaniment.



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That bowl of spinach raitha looks awesome Nalini. This is the best way of feeding kids with greens. Nice idea.

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