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Pudina Raita / Mint-Yogurt Dip

North Indian style dip recipe, which is quick & easy to make with fresh mint & few basic ingredients.

Recipe Cooked, Photographed and Written by Praveena

Prep Time:1 mins   CookTime:4 mins   Cuisine:Indian

Raita , is an Indian version of Yogurt based dip. It can be made with many variations by adding different veggies & spices either raw or cooked. I generally try to add mint leaves in any recipe where ever it blends well.

In my opinion, I consider this simple condiment / accompaniment, as an efficient all rounder for its multi purpose usage. Check below how I use it in many ways.

How to serve / use, ‘Mint – Yogurt Dip / Raita’:

This, Pudina raita / mint yogurt dip, is mainly suitable for rice recipes like Pulao, Biryani, Pilaf. Adding here rice recipes from my blog.

Next option would be with any Starters / Snacks  and last but the least can be used as a Sandwich spread or as a Salad dressing.

As shown in above pic, we had this raita as an accompaniment along with Kobbari Annam / Coconut Rice (Instant Pot, Stove Top)

Health Benefits of Mint / Pudina Raita:

Pudina / Mint have many health benefits like: Aids in Digestion, great appetiser, treats nausea & headache, reduces Depression & Fatigue, Skin Care, Prevents Memory Loss, Weight Loss.

Curds / Yogurt are rich in protein & calcium. Helps to improve digestion & strengthens immune system.  (info from internet).

To conclude, this recipe is useful for easy digestion & prevents nausea. It is suitable for kids, Vegetarian, Gluten Free diet, Weight Loss diet.

Pudina raita / Mint yogurt dip. Instant, Quick, Easy, 5 ingredient raita / Indian dip for any season. Perfect party recipe with fresh mint.

Before starting to cook, don’t forget to see the Tips mentioned in the end.

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Pudina raita / Mint yogurt dip. Instant, Quick, Easy, 5 ingredient raita / Indian dip for any season. Perfect party recipe with fresh mint.

Ingredients:

  • Homemade Thick Curd / Plain Yogurt – 1 cup
  • Salt – ½ teaspoon
  • Green Chillies – 3 (small size)
  • Mint Leaves – 1 cup
  • Onion – 1 (small size)
  • Cooking Oil – 1 tablespoon (optional)

Special Ingredients:

  • Homemade Thick Curd / Greek Yogurt
Pudina raita / Mint yogurt dip. Instant, Quick, Easy, 5 ingredient raita / Indian dip for any season. Perfect party recipe with fresh mint.

Step wise pics Procedure for ‘Pudina Raita / Mint Chutney’:

PREP WORK:

  • Firstly wash the pudina/mint leaves. Peel & chop the onion.
  • In a serving bowl, take the curd / yogurt, add the salt and just whisk it once or twice.
  • Set everything aside.

COOKING:

Put a small frying pan on stove top under medium flame and add the oil. Now, add the pudina/mint leaves and green chillies to the pan.
Fry them, by stirring continuously, until the leaves wilt. Then, switch the flame off.

BLENDING:

Transfer them into a blender, add 1-2 tablespoons of water and make fine puree.
Add this puree and the chopped onion onto the curd/yogurt in the serving bowl. Mix everything well. Done!

Tips:

  • If you are a Vegan, you will have to use a Plant based yogurt.
  • In case you wish to avoid the oil, you can even dry roast the leaves & green chillies.
  • Replacement for green chillies would be freshly ground black pepper.
  • Adjust the salt and spice as per your taste.
  • Storage: This raita/dip stays good for 1 day at room temperature. But stays good for a week when stored in fridge.
  • It can be served chilled too.

Result:

  • The taste of this, Pudina raita / Mint yogurt dip, gives a refreshing feel in every dip. 
  • The addition of onion gives the crunchy texture to this soft raita/dip.
  • We had this, Pudina raita / Mint yogurt dip, as an accompaniment along with Kobbari Annam / Coconut Rice (Instant Pot, Stove Top)
Pudina raita / Mint yogurt dip. Instant, Quick, Easy, 5 ingredient raita / Indian dip for any season. Perfect party recipe with fresh mint.

Pudina Raita / Mint – Yogurt Dip

VegCookBook by Praveena
North Indian style recipe, which is quick & easy to make with fresh mint & few basic ingredients.
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Blend Time 1 min
Total Time 5 mins
Course Condiment, dip
Cuisine Indian, North Indian
Servings 1 heaped cup

Equipment

  • Frying pan (for stove-top method)
  • Blender/Grinder/Mixie.

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Homemade Thick Curd / Plain Yogurt
  • 1 cup Fresh Mint Leaves
  • 3 count Green Chillies (small size)
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 1 count Onion (small size)
  • 1 tablespoon Cooking Oil (optional)

Instructions
 

PREP WORK:

  • Firstly wash the pudina/mint leaves. Peel & chop the onion.
    In a serving bowl, take the curd / yogurt, add the salt and just whisk it once or twice.
    Set everything aside.

COOKING:

  • Put a small frying pan on stove top under medium flame and add the oil.
    Now, add the pudina/mint leaves and green chillies to the pan.
    Fry them, by stirring continuously until the leaves wilt. Then, switch the flame off.

BLENDING:

  • Transfer them into a blender, add 1-2 tablespoons of water and make fine puree.
    Add this puree and the chopped onion onto the curd/yogurt in the mixing bowl.
  • Mix everything well. Done!

Notes

Please see the MAIN POST fot step wise PICS & recipe TIPS.
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