Mint Raita or Pudina Raita is refreshing and cool salted curd (yoghurt) recipe flavored with mint leaves and usual spices. This Raita tastes the best when it is served chilled.
During the hot summers Mint Raita provides the much needed coolness & relief. The mint leaves impart a unique flavour and taste to the raita. Mint has properties of a great appetizer & cleanser. It promotes digestion and also soothes the stomach in cases of indigestion or inflammation.
You can also add small amounts of chopped vegetables like onion, tomato and cucumber as per taste. In absence of fresh mint leaves, you can also add mint paste or dried mint leaves powder.
This Raita is commonly served with vegetable rice preparations like Veg Pulao, Tawa Pulao, Tahiri, Biryani. It compensates for the spices and hotness and adds an extra zing to the main dish. It can also be had with Parathas or as accompaniment to the main meal.
To make Mint Raita at home follow the detailed step by step recipe with photos posted below.
Ingredients For Mint Raita Recipe
- 2 Cups Plain Curd / Yoghurt
- 3/4 Cup Fresh Mint Leaves (Pudina)
- 1/4 Cup Cilantro / Coriander Leaves (Dhaniya)
- 1 Small Green Chilli
- 1/2 Teaspoon Roasted Cumin Powder (Bhuna Jeera)
- 1/2 Teaspoon Sugar
- 3/4 Teaspoon Salt
Step By Step Instructions With Photos for Mint Raita Recipe
In a blender, combine Mint Leaves, Coriander Leaves, Green Chilli, Roasted Cumin Powder, Red Chilli Powder, Sugar and Salt.
Add 2 tablespoons Curd and blend all the ingredients to make a smooth puree. Add this puree to the remaining curd.
Whisk the curd till it's smooth and all the ingredients are mixed well.