Palak Ka Raita - Spinach Raita - Spinach In Yogurt

This raita is both tasty and nutritious. Serve it with your favorite daal and plain boiled or fragrant rice for a lovely vegetarian meal!

What You'll Need

  • 2 tbsps vegetable/ canola/ sunflower cooking oil
  • 1 bunch spinach, washed and chopped fine (approximately 1/2 lb or 250 gms)
  • 2" piece of ginger grated
  • 2 green chillies chopped very fine (optional)
  • 1 cup fresh, thick unsweetened yogurt - whisked till smooth
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsps vegetable/ canola/ sunflower cooking oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 5 cloves garlic chopped very fine
  • 1 dry red chilli broken into small pieces

How to Make It

    • Heat the cooking oil in a pan on medium heat. Add the spinach, ginger and green chillies to it and cook till the spinach is soft. Remove from fire and allow to cool.
    • Put the spinach mixture into a mixing bowl. Add the yogurt and salt to taste. Stir to blend all ingredients well. Keep aside for now.
    • Heat the remaining cooking oil in a small pan and when hot, add the cumin seeds, chopped garlic and dry red chilli pieces. Fry till spluttering stops and the spices are slightly darker.
    • When this happens, remove from heat and pour evenly over the yogurt spinach mixture. Sir to blend and serve.