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.

Super creamy raita, spinach raita rocks Nalini. Just love these sort of green based raitas. Lovely dish.

This one sounds so creamy and inviting Nalini. I am yet to make a raitha with spinach..the gobi on the side looks very inviting as well!

Even I have raita with all my meals. Somehow I feel satisfied if I mix yogurt with my meals. :) This looks so creamy and yum!

I've not tasted spinach raita but would love to taste it. Such a healthy and filling dish. I love raitas and sometimes make a meal out of it.

This recipe was such a craze a few years back! Your bowl looks super tasty. Great as a dip too.

love how the tempering in the raita looks so inviting

Raita looks too creamy and yummy....Agree with valli, the gobi is inviting as well....

I love this delicious spinach raita. So creamy and yummy!! Great to serve with pulao or roti.

So creamy and delicious and yummy. I love this will taste great with just about anything.

I used to make spinach raita ages ago but don't know why I have stopped. Will make it again soon. The pictures are beautiful Nalini.

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