In India, a meal without a 'raita' is considered incomplete. In every Indian household, there is an unlimited number of raitas made even from the most unusual ingredient. A raita is a condiment primarily made of yoghurt and consumed to cool an Indian meal's spices. If you're looking for raita that is calming and energizing, then look no further than this Spinach Raita Recipe! Packed with a refresh ... ing blend of spices and spinach, this raita is guaranteed to cool your stomach and keep you energized after any meal. A novice chef can easily prepare Spinach Raita at home as the recipes require ingredients usually available in the Indian household. Even though raitas are generally eaten as condiments during meals, it can also be eaten as a snack whenever you feel hungry. Although this raita is a perfect meal for all ages, it is advised to encourage children to consume this dish more often due to the nutritious benefits present. The Spinach Raita ingredients primarily consist of yoghurt/curd (Dahi), cumin powder (jeera), and spinach. Since spinach has a high-water content, it's essential to first blanch it in boiling salt water to remove excess moisture. This step ensures to get rid of any internal acids present in the spinach and, at the same time, prevents in becoming soggy while cooking. If you like an added spice in your food, you can add green chillies with the spinach while preparing your raita. Cumin should be roasted before making the raita as roasting opens up the flavour and gives the raita a pleasant aroma. There are many variants of this raita across the country, depending on the ingredients immediately available. The most common options are the homemade style, and the other is the Spinach Raita restaurant style. The restaurant contains more ingredients but mostly used as an accompaniment for rice-based dishes such as biryani.
Nutrition Info. (per serving)
Spinach W/o Roots