India is a land of vegetables. There are so many available in the market that you get spoilt for choice. Right from our childhood, our mothers teach us to have vegetables regularly in our meals which is so different from the western culture which is more biased towards meat. This uniqueness in Indian culture has helped to create a huge vegetarian population which by any means is probably the highest proportion for any country. What also stands out is the way vegetables are cooked and prepared for meals. We are used to having salads, soups, main courses, side dishes and desserts all of which can be prepared using vegetables. Not just this, it’s possible to have vegetables over paapad, in pickles and raita. Just following this distinctive nature of Indian meal culture, here is a recipe for mixed veg. raita. Mixed veg. raita represents the usage of so many vegetables together with another Indian favorite curd. The raita goes very well with any kind of rice, be it pulao or biryani or just plain boiled rice. It also gels well with regular curry meals. The raita stands out well in appearance with the colors of so many vegetables and is very healthy to be given to your kids and family. Follow this recipe to create a nice mixed veg. raita for your meals today.
Ingredients needed for Mixed Veg Raita
Curd – 1 cup
Salt to taste
Roasted cumin powder – 1/2 tsp
Red chili flakes or powder – 1/2 tsp
Onion – 1/4 cup (chopped)
Tomato – 1/4 cup (chopped)
Cucumber – 1/4 cup (chopped)
Green chili – 1 (chopped)
Green coriander – 1 tbsp
How to make Mixed Veg Raita
Whisk the curd till it is smooth.
Add all the remaining ingredients.
Garnish with fresh coriander.