Aloo Raita (Potato Raita)

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Aloo Raita (Potato Raita, Aloo Ka Raita) is a refreshing Indian accompaniment made with fresh yogurt, potatoes, and a few Indian spices. Serve it with any Indian-style meal.

Here are some more raita recipes that you may like: Boondi Raita, Makhana Raita, Bhindi Raita, Mooli Raita, and Pomegranate Raita.

Aloo raita served in a bowl.
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About Aloo Raita (Potato Raita)

Aloo Raita (Potato Raita, Aloo Ka Raita) is a refreshing Indian accompaniment made using plain yogurt, cooked potatoes, and mild Indian herbs and spices. Boiled potatoes pair very well with yogurt and spices, making this dish very delicious.

Every home has a different style of making raitas. In this post, I am sharing how I make this accompaniment.

It is a perfect side dish to serve with any Indian meal.

Ingredients

For The Raita

Yogurt (Dahi, Curd) – Use plain yogurt to make this raita. You can use low-fat or full-fat yogurt. I like to use full-fat yogurt as it makes my raita creamy and rich.

You can also make vegan raita using vegan yogurt, such as coconut yogurt or soy yogurt.

Potatoes – You need boiled potatoes to make this potato raita recipe.

You can boil them in a traditional pressure cooker, instant pot, or over the stovetop. I have mentioned the methods in the post below.

Spices – You will need roasted cumin powder, black salt, regular salt, and Kashmiri red chili powder.

I like to make roasted cumin powder at home. It has the best flavor and takes no time to come together.

Others – You will also need green chilies, fresh mint leaves, and cilantro (fresh coriander leaves).

Adjust the green chilies as per your taste.

You can also add black pepper powder, chopped red onions, crushed yellow mustard seeds, chaat masala, etc to this raita for a taste change.

For Tempering

Tempering is optional but greatly enhances the potato raita’s taste.

You will need oil, cumin seeds, dry red chilies, and curry leaves.

Use any cooking oil that you prefer.

How To Make Potato Raita

Make The Raita

Add 250 g plain yogurt to a medium mixing bowl and whisk it using a wire whisk until smooth and creamy.

Yogurt whisked until smooth.

Add the following ingredients to the bowl.

  • ½ teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon black salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Kashmiri red chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon regular salt
  • ½ teaspoon finely chopped green chilies
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro
  • ½ cup boiled potato cubes (cut into ¼ inch cubes)
Remaining raita ingredients added to the bowl.

Mix everything well.

If the raita is too thick for your liking, then add some water and thin it down.

Check for salt and add more if required.

Everything mixed well.

Temper The Aloo Raita

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan over medium heat.

Oil heating in a pan.

Add the following ingredients once the oil is hot, and let them crackle for 4-5 seconds.

  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 dry red chilies
  • 10-12 curry leaves
Tempering ingredients added to the hot oil.

Pour the tempering over the raita and mix well. Chill the potato raita for 1-2 hours, then serve chilled.

Tip – Keep some tempering aside to garnish the raita.

Tempering poured over ready aloo raita.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I boil potatoes in a traditional pressure cooker?

Place the potatoes in the pressure cooker. Add water to cover the potatoes. Close the lid and cook for 1 whistle on high heat. Reduce the heat to low and cook for 10 minutes. Quick-release the pressure. Drain the water, peel the potatoes, and use.

How do I boil potatoes in an instant pot?

Place the potatoes in the pot. Add water to cover the potatoes. Close the lid and set the valve to the sealing position. Pressure cook on high pressure for 5 minutes. Quick-release the pressure. Drain the water and let the potatoes cool down. Peel and use.

How to boil potatoes in a pot over the stovetop?

Place the potatoes in a pot. Cover the potatoes with water. Bring the water to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 10 minutes. Drain the water, peel the potatoes, and use.

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Aloo Raita Recipe (Potato Raita)

Aloo Raita (Potato Raita, Aloo Ka Raita) is a refreshing Indian accompaniment made with fresh yogurt, potatoes, and a few Indian spices. Serve it with any Indian-style meal.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Chilling Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients 

For The Raita

  • 250 grams plain yogurt (dahi, curd)
  • ½ teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon black salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Kashmiri red chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon finely chopped green chilies
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro (fresh coriander leaves)
  • ½ cup boiled, peeled, and cubed potatoes (¼ inch cubes)

For The Tempering

  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 dry red chilies
  • 10-12 curry leaves
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Instructions 

Make The Raita

  • Add yogurt to a medium mixing bowl and whisk it using a wire whisk until smooth and creamy.
  • Add cumin powder, black salt, chili powder, regular salt, green chilies, mint leaves, cilantro, and potatoes to the bowl.
  • Mix everything well.
  • If the raita is too thick for your liking, then add some water and thin it down.
  • Check for salt and add more if required.

Temper The Raita

  • Heat oil in a pan over medium heat.
  • Once the oil is hot, add cumin seeds, dry red chilies, and curry leaves, and let them crackle for 4-5 seconds.
  • Pour the tempering over the raita and mix well. Chill aloo raita for 1-2 hours and serve chilled.
  • Tip – Keep some tempering aside to garnish the raita.

Video

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Notes

You can also use vegan yogurt, such as coconut yogurt, soy yogurt, etc., to make vegan raita.
Adjust the green chilies as per your taste.
Tempering is optional, but it greatly enhances the potato raita’s taste.
You can roughly mash the boiled potatoes instead of cutting them into cubes for a different texture.
If the raita is too thick for your liking, then add some water and thin it down.

Nutrition

Calories: 74kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 8mg, Sodium: 329mg, Potassium: 126mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 250IU, Vitamin C: 53mg, Calcium: 96mg, Iron: 1mg
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