Vegetable or veg Raita is considered best among all other raitas. Any type of vegetable available to you can be used in this raita.
Ingredients for vegetable raita:
1 1/2 cup yogurt (dahi)
1/2 cucumber (Kheera)
1/2 Beetroot, chopped
1/2 medium sized Onion, chopped
1/2 medium sized tomato, chopped
2 table-spoon mint leaves, finely chopped (Pudina)
1/2 t-spoon roasted ground cumin (Jeera)
1/2 t-spoon salt
1 green chilly, finely chopped
1/2 t-spoon kala namak (if not available, then take salt instead)
1/4 t-spoon black pepper (Kali mirch)
1/4 t-spoon red chillies powder (lal mirch)
1/4 t-spoon chat masala (Optional)
10-15 fresh coriander leaves
3/4 cup water
How to make vegetable raita:
- Peel the cucumber and chop it into small pieces (cubes).
- Take a medium sized bowl and add yogurt to it. Mash it with a blender or madani until it gets smooth. Add water and remaining ingredients except cucumber, beetroot, onion, tomato and again mix them well.
- Now add cucumber, beetroot, onion, tomato to it and mix it again. Refrigirate vegetable raita for 1/2 hour
- Before serving, garnish vegetable raita with finely chopped coriander leaves and serve chilled.