Indian meals are not complete unless the meal includes a yogurt dish such as a Vegetable Raita. This is a colorful raita and can brighten up any meal.Serving for 4.
- 1 cup yogurt
- 1 cup cucumber finely chopped, kheera
- 1 medium tomato seeded and finely chopped
- ½ yellow bell pepper finely chopped
- 1 Tbsp dill chopped
- 1 tsp salt adjust to taste
- ½ tsp ground black pepper
- ½ tsp ground cumin seed roasted
- Pinch of paprika
- ½ tsp sugar if needed
- Mix the yogurt well. If yogurt is thick like pudding add milk as needed to make the consistency of a yogurt drink.
- Add salt, chopped dill, black pepper, roasted cumin seed and paprika. Add sugar if yogurt is sour.
- Add chopped cucumber, tomatoes, and yellow bell pepper.
- Replace dill with chopped mint or cilantro.
- Vegetables can be adjusted to taste.
- Dry roast the cumin seeds on medium heat until they are brown and you can smell the cumin aroma.
- Grind after it cools to room temperature.
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32 thoughts on “Vegetable Raita (Yogurt)”
Can I use Matar in chopped form in it.
Shubhi, you can use any vegetable to make raita
I want to know why put black paper in raita,black paper is not raita recipe, please explain me,
I just wanted to suggest a variation that is very delicious and gets good comments ,
instead of cucumber raita , a very nice variation to use is,
daikon radish. It is a tad spicey, or tangy, not sure the right word,
but, just grate the white daikon radish , (looks like a very large white carrot)
add sour cream or yogurt,
and few spices to your liking
,a little lime juice,
a bit of olive oil,
then top with browned, ground
Its called ” Muli” in Hindi.
To just eat as salad also it is good.
A beautiful dish. Thank you Manjula.
I used organic soy yoghurt to make it vegan and it is delicious. I love the way raita is a cool foil to my hot curries. Thank you also for the other wonderful recipes you’ve provided for us. You are a treasure and it’s a treat to watch you cook
Love from New Zealand
I just luv ur receipe …thank u mam
Your recepies are excellent !!!
Thanks for recipe it is wonderful. My mom at India used to make papaya na raigota and mango raigota. It is guju recipes and I can’t find how to make it. Can you please teach us?
This is a wonderful refreshing dish! And find the Yogurt to help in digestive problems.
The soy if it is not organic may be GMO and it forms a pesticide in the Gut,so I stopped the 100% vegan,by adding Yogurt.
I have trouble with milk but not Yogurt!
i m see all most your recipes its very nice, i m also doing recipes on my home they are like my cooking, but i m write the recipe in office & cooked at home, plz tell me aunty aapki koi recipe book hai kya agar hai toh plz us book ka naam batana agar nahi toh plz aap aapki recipe book publish kijiye, i really buy this book but in hindi….
thanks u very much for learning cooking aunty.
FANTASTIC RECEIPE DEAR AUNTY. YOU R SOOOO SWEAT. KEEP ON UPDATING NEW RECEIPIES.
This raita was an accompaniment to my tofu masala and saffron rice tonight. To make it vegan I used vegan sour cream thinned with water and a little lemon juice instead of cow’s milk yogurt. It is very refreshing and is a nice counterpoint to the heat in the tofu masala.
Scrumptious recipes, keep up the good work aunty.
You have such a sweet smile. Thank you for sharing your recipes! I very much enjoy them.
Hello Manjula mam. Thank u very much to be here for us. With the help of your recipies i m able to make my inlaw family very-very happy towards me.. thank u mam thank u very much..
Thank you so much to be here Manjula.
I try to see your recipies as often as I can. You are so generous to share all you know with everybody.
Have a good day. Take care .Laurence
It is helpful for al kinds of people who knows or not in cooking.
thanks for sharing
hi, Manjula ji, your receipe are great….. I am Using 2% milk and I purchase yogurt from
walmart. I try to make yogrt but i failed everytime. Could u post how to make yoghurt.
You have to make sure the yogurt has active cultures. Boil the milk, to get rid of bacteria, then add the yogurt. Then you have to make sure that it stays at a high temperature. Look up how to make yogurt in a slow cooker. I’ve heard that’s easier.
jessica, I have the recipe for how to make yogurt, check it out
Ur kitchen is yummy yummy…… It is helpful for al kinds of people who knows or not in cooking.
Can u pls show how to prepare Hotel Dosas.
I love your website and it teaches us how to cook and your receipes are very simple. I tried making Gulab Jambun and it turned out really awsome. I could not wait to try it. Do you have receipe for khaman Dhokla? I make mine from a gitts packets. Please, download receipe for khaman or khaman dhokla. I would appreciate your help. I love watching you cook.
बहुत बहुत धन्यवाद. Great Recipes.
Wow, that’s cool you can do the text in Hindi.
You Are The Best. Thaw I Did Not Learn From My Mother, But You Have Been Very Helpful In Helping Me Learn Punjabi Food. Otherwise I Was Sick Of Eating Burgers N Pizzaz.. For More Than A Year.
Thanks And Regards
Hi … Thank You very much for posting such informative helpful videos. It is very useful for students like me who are away from home. We learn how to cook ghar ka khana … Thanks again … (looking forward to more recipes from Manjula’s Kitchen…)
Hi Manjula, Very innovative way of showing Indian recipes. I really appreciate it. For the raita, I recently tried using all colors of peppers. It turned out real colorful. I put that recipe on http://sap-recipes.blogspot.com/. Thanks for all your recipes. Regards, Sapna
I would appreciate if you could let me know how to make yoghurt.
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