Fruit Raita is a delicious and healthy dip that is prepared with yogurt and diced fresh fruits, both great for digestion and packed with nutrients. Here is how to make it.
Yogurt or Curd, is one of the essential ingredients in my home in Summers, as it cools down the body and also gives us an instant relief from the scorching heat.
And therefore, there is always a glass of buttermilk, or a raita or a bowl of simple plain curd served with my meals.
I prefer Raita most of the days, as you can experiment and make different types of raitas.
While Boondi Raita, Palak Raita, Carrot Raita, Easy Cucumber Raita and Tomato Onion Raita are some of my regular raitas to serve along with the meals, the one that has recently joined the list is this delicious, Mix Fruit Raita.
Made with the combination of yogurt and fruits, this will surely make your simple meal interesting.
Also, both of them are great for digestion and packed with necessary nutrients.
This raita is also a great way to include healthy fruits in your kid’s everyday diet!
And the fruits which your kids doesn’t like, add it in this raita, they won’t even know its there and they will eat it with joy.
So, buy your favourite fruits from the local market, prepare this fruit filled raita and serve with your Lunch.
What is Fruit Raita?
It is a delicious and healthy yogurt based side dish that is best served along with a meal or can be had as a snack whenever the hunger strikes.
This yummy raita is prepared with yogurt and diced fruits. I have added fruits such as apple, pear, banana and pomegranate along with cucumber and tomato.
This Raita is also mixed with Indian spices to give it a unique twist.
Tempering the yogurt adds a different flavor altogether. Tempering is optional though! You can serve it without tempering too.
I have added a little bit of Rooh Afza, a rose syrup which give a peculiar taste to the raita.
You can also add some diced boiled potatoes and onion to this raita.
This raita tastes delicious on its own and can be had as a snack.
But I prefer to serve it along with my everyday meal of Dal, Sabzi, Roti and Rice or even along with spicy Stuffed Parathas.
What fruits can be added in the this raita?
Other than apple, pear, banana and pomegranate, you can even add pineapple, cherry, orange, mango or any other fruit that you prefer.
Berries like strawberry, blueberry, raspberry also taste great in this.
Pro Tips by Neha
Cut the fruits only when you are ready to add them in the raita.
If making this raita beforehand, do not salt and sugar to it.
Add these two ingredients only when you are ready to serve. Otherwise the fruits will leave water and make the raita thin.
This raita tastes best when made using fresh fruits. Canned fruits do not give it a very nice taste.
Use seasonal fruits to make this raita.
Adjust the amount of sugar and salt according to your taste.
You can choose to skip tempering over the raita.
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Step by Step Recipe
Whisk fresh yogurt till smooth and creamy.
Add all the ingredients and mix well.
Add little milk if the raita is too thick.
For tempering, heat oil in a pan. When the oil is hot, add mustard seeds and curry leaves. Let them crackle. Pour the tempering over the raita.
Fruit Raita Recipe
- 500 g Fresh Yogurt
- 1/2 cup Apple (Chopped)
- 1/2 cup Pear (Chopped)
- 1/2 cup Banana (Chopped)
- 1/4 cup Pomegranate
- 1/2 cup Cucumber (Chopped)
- 1/4 cup Tomato (Chopped)
- 2 tsp Fresh coriander (Chopped)
- 1 tsp Green chilli (chopped)
- Salt to taste
- 1/2 tsp Chaat masala
- 1/2 tsp Roasted cumin powder
- 2 tsp Rooh Afza (You can use any rose syrup)
- 1 tsp Sugar
- 2 tsp Oil
- 1 tsp Mustard seeds
- 10-15 Curry leaves
- Whisk fresh yogurt till smooth and creamy.
- Add all the ingredients and mix well.
- Add little milk if the raita is too thick.
- Heat oil in a pan.
- When the oil is hot, add mustard seeds and curry leaves.
- Let them crackle.
- Pour the tempering over the raita.
- Serve chilled.