Palak Raita or spinach raita is a simple accompaniment to almost any Indian meal. It is flavorful and light on the palette. Made using yogurt, spinach leaves and a tempering of curry leaves, cumin seeds and hing, this pairs well with any Indian meal. Here is how to make Palak Raita.

Palak Raita

Course: Accompaniment
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 154 kcal
Author: Neha Mathur

Palak Raita or spinach raita is a simple accompaniment to almost any Indian meal. It is flavorful and light on the palette. 

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Ingredients

  • 500 g Fresh curd / Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2 cups Spinach / Palak Chopped
  • 1 tsp Green chilli Finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Roasted cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp Black salt
  • Salt To taste

For Tempering

  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 2-3 Dry Red Chillies
  • 10-15 Curry Leaves

Instructions

  1. Whisk fresh curd until smooth and keep aside.

  2. Heat oil in a pan.

  3. Once the oil is hot, add cumin seeds and let them crackle for a few seconds.

  4. Add spinach and green chilli and cover and cook for 5-6 minutes until spinach is softened.

  5. Remove the pan from heat and let the spinach cool.

  6. Add cooked spinach, cumin powder, black salt and salt in the whisked curd and mix well.

For Tempering

  1. Heat oil in a pan.

  2. Once the oil is hot, add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, dry red chillies and curry leaves and let them crackle for a few seconds.

  3. Pour the tempering over the raita.

  4. Serve the raita chilled with any Indian style meal.

Nutrition Facts
Palak Raita
Amount Per Serving
Calories 154 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 371mg 15%
Potassium 349mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Sugars 7g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 36.8%
Vitamin C 106%
Calcium 18%
Iron 6.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.