Weather influences the food. When it’s cold, we resort to something hot like soup or fish to keep warm. And when the weather is hot, we resort to something cool and refreshing such as juices. However, juices are not the only thing to beat the summer heat. Summer raita recipes are the best condiment to keep you chill during summers. These summer raita recipes are undoubtedly 100% natural.
Raitas don’t have to be typically mint and yogurt. Below are some of the best summer raita recipes.
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Aloo Pyaz Raita
Every item of food becomes delicious with potatoes in it, be it french fries or steaks. Potatoes undoubtedly are the most liked vegetable of us all. Now imagine these potatoes added to a dish that is neither oily or greasy, sounds amazing right?
All you have to do is just
- Boil some potatoes.
- Chop them off
- Add them to a creamy curd with some crunchy onions as a bonus.
- Now add the desired amount of coriander and mint.
- Mix it all nicely with a tablespoon of salt and pepper
A healthy and delicious raita is ready to be served.
This one is a much simpler among the best raita recipes. To make this Raita, you have to add:
- Get Creamy Curd in a bowl
- Add some spices and salt in it
- Now further add Wasabi Powder
- Blend it all smoothly
- Sprinkle some coriander on the top of it
Just these 3 things are enough to treat your taste buds. And the best part, this raita serves as a great side dish with curry. Wasabi raita with some boiled rice will give you the taste of best Desi-Japanese fusion meal. The simplicity and exotic taste make Wasabi Raita one of the best raita recipes.
South Indian Raita
This, for sure, is one of the best recipes if you love Desi food. South Indian Raita is an old school but with an addition of different flavors popular in the South Indian region. The ingredients of this summer raita recipe include coconut, salt, red chili powder, tomato, capsicum, and zeera. The procedure follows as:
- Get a bowl of yogurt
- Grind the coconut, zeera, salt and red chili powder to a fine paste. Keep it aside
- Roast the tomato and capsicum with very little oil till they turn soft
- Mix all the ingredients with the curd
Looking for delicious summer raita recipes? Try this one!
Beetroot Raita appears more like a smoothie bowl because of the vibrant & the beautiful contrast of colors.
- Take a bowl full of yogurt
- Add roasted cumin powder, red chili powder, and salt.
- Mix well till yogurt is smooth and masala is mixed well.
- Now add cooked, chopped beetroot.
- Mix well. The color of the yogurt will get pink because of the juice from beetroot.
- Put the raita bowl in the fridge to make it chill.
There you have one of the best raita recipes that are not only tasty but nutritious too. Seeds can be sprinkled on top for seasoning. Beetroot Raita is best served with chappati & rice. Moreover, have it on a hot summer day & enjoy how it refreshes you.
Cucumber and Pomegranate Raita
Cucumber and Pomegranate are hands down among the best raita recipes due to its texture and tangy taste. All you need is some cucumber and pomegranate. Cucumber is the main ingredient since it is cool and refreshing and has an original texture.
- Get a bowl full of creamy curd
- Add onions, cucumber, pomegranate seeds, green chilies and cilantro
- Mix it very well.
- Add chaat masala, black pepper, roasted cumin powder, and salt.
- Keep in the refrigerator for at least half hour before serving.
Congratulations you just made one of the best summer raita recipes in just a short span of time!
Unlike our other mentions, Boondi raita can be prepared in so many ways making it one of the most versatile summer raita recipes. All you need is some mint, chutney & fruits of your choice. The procedure is as follows:
- Take as much yogurt you desire in a bowl
- Lightly beat curd using spoon or wire whisk until smooth
- Add boondi, 1/8 teaspoon red chili powder, 1/4 teaspoon cumin powder and salt to taste.
- Mix them properly.
- Transfer it to a serving bowl and garnish with coriander leaves.
Now what you just got is a perfect side dish that can be best served with parathas and poori.
Do tell us if you try any of our summer raita recipes this Ramadan 🙂