Dried Nuts And Fruits Raita

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This sweet and savory Dried Nuts And Fruits Raita is loaded with the goodness of dry fruits and nuts. It will be a good addition to your festive or special meals. Here is how to make it (vegetarian, gluten-free).

Dried nuts and fruits raita served in a bowl.
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About Dried Nuts And Fruits Raita

Raita is my favorite side dish with my summer meals, as they cool and give instant relief from all the heat. Therefore, every lunch meal has a different type of raita prepared at home.

But then there are festive meals when I like to make something unique and special. And that’s when I made my all-time favorite, “Dried Nuts And Fruits Raita.”

This raita recipe is perfect to make for festivals or special occasions. It tastes sweet and savory, with a great crunch from the nuts.

This raita recipe is vegetarian and gluten-free. You can make it vegan, too.

Double or triple the recipe as per your requirements.

In summer, delicious raita makes a great side dish with your meals. Try some of my other raita recipes too.

Ingredients

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Yogurt (Dahi, Curd) – Always use whole milk yogurt (full-fat yogurt) for that perfect creamy texture.

Cream – To make the raita creamier, add some unsweetened heavy cream. This is optional, but if you are making it for a special occasion, why not make it even richer?

Dried Nuts and Fruits – Dried fruits and nuts used in this raita are almonds, cashew nuts, walnuts, pistachios, chironji, and raisins. They all are cooked in ghee and then added to the raita.

Chironji is a seed used in Indian cooking. If it is not available, you can skip it.

Ghee – Use only ghee (not oil) for frying the nuts.

Mint – At the end, garnish it with some fresh mint leaves. It adds a nice refreshing flavor and also compliments the nuts and yogurt well.

Others – You will also need sugar, black salt, regular salt, and roasted cumin powder. You can also add a little red chili powder if you want a twist of spiciness in it.

How To Make Dried Nuts And Fruits Raita

Whisk

  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup unsweetened heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon black salt
  • ½ teaspoon regular salt
  • ½ teaspoon roasted cumin powder

in a medium-sized mixing bowl using a wire whisk until the sugar is dissolved and the yogurt is creamy. Set aside.

Yogurt, cream, sugar, black salt, regular salt and cumin powder added in a bowl.
Whisked yogurt.

Heat 2 tablespoon ghee in a small skillet over medium-high heat.

Ghee heating in a pan.

When the ghee is hot, add

  • 1 tablespoon crushed almonds
  • 1 tablespoon crushed cashew nuts
  • 1 tablespoon chironji
  • 1 tablespoon crushed walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon crushed unsalted pistachios

and fry until slightly browned (1-2 minutes), stirring frequently.

Almonds, cashew nuts, walnuts, chironji, and pistachios aded to the pan.

Add 1 tablespoon raisins and fry until they plump up (20-30 seconds).

Raisins added to the pan.

Pour the fried fruits and nuts along with the ghee over the yogurt and mix well.

Tip – Save some of the fried nuts and fruits to garnish the raita later.

Dried nuts and fruits poured over the whisked yogurt.

If the raita is too thick, you can thin it down with some water or milk.

Check for salt and add more if required.

Chill the raita for 1-2 hours.

Garnish with fresh mint leaves and serve chilled.

Ready dried fruits and nuts raita.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this raita with your festive meals, special meals, or just with your weekend meals to serve something special and unique.

Storage Suggestions

I suggest you make this raita fresh, as it tastes the best that way.

But in case you have leftovers, eat them within a day. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge.

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This sweet and savory Dried Nuts And Fruits Raita is loaded with the goodness of dry fruits and nuts. It will be a good addition to your festive or special meals. Here is how to make it (vegetarian, gluten-free).
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Dried Nuts And Fruits Raita Recipe

This sweet and savory Dried Nuts And Fruits Raita is loaded with the goodness of dry fruits and nuts. It will be a good addition to your festive or special meals. Here is how to make it.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Cooling Time: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups plain yogurt (dahi, curd)
  • ¼ cup unsweetened heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon black salt
  • ½ teaspoon regular salt (or to taste)
  • ½ teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 1 tablespoons crushed cashew nuts
  • 1 tablespoons crushed almonds
  • 1 tablespoons chironji
  • 1 tablespoons crushed walnuts
  • 1 tablespoons crushed unsalted pistachio
  • 1 tablespoons raisins
  • mint leaves (for garnishing)
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Instructions 

  • Whisk yogurt, cream, sugar, black salt, regular salt, and roasted cumin powder in a medium-size mixing bowl using a wire whisk until sugar is dissolved and yogurt is creamy. Set aside.
  • Heat ghee in a small skillet over medium-high heat.
  • When the ghee is hot, add crushed almonds, cashew nuts, chironji, walnut, and pistachios and fry until slightly browned (1-2 minutes), stirring frequently.
  • Add raisins and fry until they plump up (20-30 seconds).
  • Pour the fried dry fruits and nuts along with the ghee over the yogurt and mix well. Save some of the fried dry fruits to garnish the raita later.
  • If the raita is too thick, you can thin it down with some water or milk.
  • Check for salt and add more if needed.
  • Chill for 1-2 hours. Garnish with fresh mint and serve chilled.

Video

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Notes

Always use whole milk (full-fat) yogurt for that perfect creamy texture.
Chironji is a seed used in Indian cooking. If it is not available, you can skip it.

Nutrition

Calories: 354kcal, Carbohydrates: 20g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 28g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 56mg, Sodium: 357mg, Potassium: 432mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 363IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 190mg, Iron: 1mg
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