This recipe can be made with 2-3 diced tomatoes, or fried orkra slices, or diced fried eggplant, or steamed or fried diced potatoes, or one 15 oz. can (rinsed and drained) chickpeas, or boondi, or 1 c. corn and one small diced zucchini that you have steamed until tender.
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- 2 cups yogurt, thinned with
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 teaspoon split white Urad Dal
- 1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
- 1 teaspoon channa dal
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin seed
- 1 dried red chili, broken into 3-4 pieces
- 1/8 teaspoon hing
- 8 curry leaves
- vegetables, as desired (see above description)
- chopped fresh cilantro
- 1In a serving bowl put the yogurt and water and stir until smooth.
- 2In a small saucepan put the oil, urad dal, mustard seeds, chana dal, cumin seeds and dried red chili pieces.
- 3Heat over high heat until the mustard seeds have started popping and the dals are light brown.
- 4Remove from heat and quickly stir in the hing and curry leaves.
- 5Add the spices to the yogurt and stir until well mixed.
- 6Stir in your desired vegetables, salt and cilantro.
- 7Let flavors marry in the fridge until serving time.
- 8This will also allow time for the dals to soften up a bit.
- 9If you are making this with boondi, add the boondi right before serving so that it will be crisp.
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Nutritional Facts for Raita With Lots of Spices
Serving Size: 1 (115 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 151.5
- Calories from Fat 100
- Total Fat 11.2 g
- Saturated Fat 3.6 g
- Cholesterol 15.9 mg
- Sodium 58.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 8.3 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
- Sugars 6.5 g
- Protein 5.1 g
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