Carrot Raita

The raita is a simple recipe with many variations and can become spicy,plain, sweet or savory. Curd is the main ingredient here,traditionally curd to mix-ins ratio is 2:1,so if we are using 2 cups curd,we will add a cup of mix-ins which can include mixed vegetables, boondi, fruits (like pineapple,pomegranate) or mint. Most common spicesContinue reading “Carrot Raita”

Boondi Raita

The raita is a simple recipe with many variations and can become spicy,plain, sweet or savory. Curd is the main ingredient here,traditionally curd to mix-ins ratio is 2:1,so if we are using 2 cups curd,we will add a cup of mix-ins which can include mixed vegetables, boondi, fruits (like pineapple,pomegranate) or mint. Most common spicesContinue reading “Boondi Raita”

Onion Raita

Ingredients: 2 cup Curds. 1 cup ¬†Finely sliced Onions 1 tbsp chopped Corriander leaves. 1/2 tsp Sugar. 1/4 tsp roasted Jeera powder. Pinch of Black pepper powder. 1/8 tsp Chat masala. Method: Deskin and finely slice Onions. In a bowl mix together curds,salt,sugar,pepper powder,chat masala and roasted jeera powder. Whisk till smooth,add sliced onions andContinue reading “Onion Raita”

Cucumber Raita

The raita is a simple recipe that has so many variations and can become spicy or plain, sweet or savory. Curd is the main ingredient here,traditionally curd to mix-ins ratio is 2:1,so if we are using 2 cups curd,we will add a cup of mix-ins which can include mixed vegetables, boondi, fruits (like pineapple,pomegranate) orContinue reading “Cucumber Raita”

Gajar Beet Pachadi(Gajar Beetroot Salad)

This dish I had first tasted at my friend Dr Pradnya Bedekar’s home…….I just loved it. This is a typical Maharashtrian salad,usually served with authentic Maharashtrian meal. Ingredients: 1 cup grated Carrot. 1/4 cup Onion chopped(Optional). 1/4 cup grated Beetroot. 2 tbsp Shengdana kut(Ref glossary). 2 tbsp grated Coconut. 1/2 tsp Sugar. Pepper powder toContinue reading “Gajar Beet Pachadi(Gajar Beetroot Salad)”

Green Salad.

This is a simple salad which goes with any dish, and is nice to have on a warm summer day.Tastes yummy if served chilled. Ingredients: 1 Cup Cubed Cucumber 1 Cup Chopped Lettuce 1/2 Cup Chopped Tomatoes. 2 tbsp chopped Capsicum. Dressing: 1 tbsp Salad oil. 1 tbsp honey. 1/2 tsp Black Pepper Powder. SaltContinue reading “Green Salad.”