Aloo Raita or Potato Raita is a refreshing Indian accompaniment made with fresh yogurt, boiled and cubed potatoes and a few mild spices. Here is how to make it.
A delicious Raita can make any meal interesting, do you agree?
Well, I surely agree to this.
In this Summer heat, when I don’t feel like spending more time in kitchen, I just end up making one everyday sabzi.
But then one Sabzi and Roti is boring and not filling too, so I try to make one more easy side dish on the side, be it a salad, raita or just a simple Dal.
In this hot weather, Raita is my favourite option from these three.
It not only cools down your body, but gives you that necessary nutrients too.
Just make different variations of Raita for your everyday meals, and you can never get bored with this yogurt based dish.
Some of the Raita recipes, that are regular at home are – Kaddu Ka Raita, Carrot Raita, Easy Cucumber Raita, Mango Raita, Mix Fruit Raita, Palak Raita, Boondi Raita, Burani Raita and Pomegranate Raita.
So last week I wanted to try something different and gave this Aloo Raita a try.
I can say that it has made its place in my everyday Raita recipes.
Flavours from mint leaves, green chillies and coriander leaves makes this simple raita even more delicious.
Simple to make, Aloo Raita gets ready in just 15 minutes.
It is also a great way to use up any leftover boiled potatoes sitting in your fridge.
So, don’t wait for long, if looking for an interesting side dish, make this Aloo ka Raita and serve along with your everyday meals.
What is Aloo Raita?
Aloo Ka Raita or Potato Raita, a simple yet flavourful Indian yogurt based dish where Yogurt is whisked until smooth and then mixed with boiled potatoes, mint leaves, coriander leaves, red chilli powder, black salt, cumin powder and green chillies.
Then this Raita is tempered with cumin seeds, dry red chillies and curry leaves in oil, it surely enhance the taste even more.
The tempering is optional, you can serve it without tempering too.
It also tastes delicious with Pulavs and Biryani.
Step by Step Recipe
Whisk the yogurt until smooth and creamy.
Add all the ingredients to make raita in the curd.
Heat oil for tempering in a pan. Once the oil is hot, add cumin seeds, dry red chilli and curry leaves and let them crackle for a few seconds.
Pour the tempering over the raita. Mix well. Chill the raita for a few hours and serve.
Aloo Raita Recipe
- 250 g Yogurt
- ½ teaspoon Roasted Cumin Powder
- ½ teaspoon Black Salt
- ¼ teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
- Salt (to taste)
- ½ teaspoon Green Chilli (chopped)
- 1 tablespoon Mint (chopped)
- 1 tablespoon Coriander Leaves (chopped)
- ½ cup Potatoes (boiled, peeled and cubed)
- 1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil
- 1 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
- 2 Dry Red Chilli
- 10-12 Curry Leaves
- Whisk the yogurt until smooth and creamy.
- Add all the ingredients to make raita in the curd and mix well.
- Heat oil for tempering in a pan.
- Once the oil is hot, add cumin seeds, dry red chilli and curry leaves and let them crackle for a few seconds.
- Pour the tempering over the raita.
- Mix well.
- Chill the raita for a few hours and serve.