collection of 27 raita recipes – the most popular indian raita varieties are mix vegetable raita, cucumber raita, boondi raita and onion tomato raita.

raita are yogurt based dishes that are often served as accompaniments with main course indian dishes. raita can be sweet, salty as well as savory. fruits or vegetables are added to the raita and they are flavored with herbs and spices. for certain dishes, the raita is essential like biryani, pulao and some veggie dishes. they also go very well with dal and rice combination.

as yogurt is cooling so most raitas are good for beating heat and specially in demand during summers. to make yogurt at home check this post – how to make curd/dahi.

you can also check these popular recipes collections:

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27 indian raita recipes:

1. boondi raita – a north indian raita made with spiced yogurt and boondi – crisp fried gram flour balls. these crisp tiny balls (boondi) are first soaked in warm water. as a result, they swell a little in size and become so soft. their entire crispiness is lost. they are squeezed of the excess water and then added to the spiced yogurt. so you have a spiced yogurt with the soft boondi melting in your mouth.

boondi raita recipe

 

2. cucumber raita – cooling raita made with grated cucumber and lightly spiced.

cucumber raita recipe

 

3. fruit raita – sweet raita made with yogurt and mix fruits. this raita recipe is spiced up subtly with roasted cumin powder, red chilli powder and rock salt only.

fruit raita recipe

 

4. vegetable raita – one of the commonly made raita in indian homes. a healthy way to include veggies in your diet or to use left over veggies in a nice way.

vegetable raita recipe

 

5. pomegranate raita or anardana raita – sweet raita made with fresh pomegranates and spiced with roasted cumin powder, black pepper and chaat masala. easy recipe.

anardana raita recipe

 

6. palak raita – lightly flavored spinach raita. simple and easy palak raita.

palak raita recipe

 

7. onion tomato raita – one of the easiest and commonly made indian raita. made using onion, tomato, green chili and mint.

onion tomato raita recipe

 

8. pineapple raita – sweet yogurt raita made with pineapple and pomegranate.

pineapple raita recipe

 

9. mango raita – sweet and tasty raita made with ripe sweet mangoes. this mango raita was amazing to taste.

mango raita recipe

 

10. makhana raita – healthy raita made with phool makhana or fox nut or eurayle ferox. they are rich in nutrients like calcium, protein, carbohydrates, phosphorous, iron, thiamine and zinc. thus making them a healthy food. no fertilizers or pesticides are used in the entire cultivation of makhana. thus making them naturally organic.

makhana raita recipe

 

11. lauki raita – cooling bottle gourd raita for summers. its super cooling as both lauki and curd are cooling to the body.

lauki raita recipe

 

12. aloo raita – simple and easy potato raita for pulao and biryani dishes.

aloo raita recipe

 

13. carrot raita – easy raita made with grated carrots. simple and easy to prepare raita with a interesting tempering of asafoetida or hing added at the end. this tempering with ghee perks up the flavor of carrot raita. however, its optional and you can skip it too.

carrot raita recipe

 

14. capsicum raita recipe – spiced flavorful raita made with slightly sauteed capsicum and spices. green bell peppers tastes very good in this raita recipe. for a mellowed flavor of capsicum you can use yellow or red bell pepper.

capsicum raita recipe

 

15. mint coriander raita – raita with refreshing mint and coriander flavors and taste.

mint coriander raita recipe

 

16. beetroot carrot raita – yogurt raita made with beetroot, carrots, capsicum and onions.

beetroot carrot raita recipe

 

17. bhindi raita – fried okra in spiced yogurt – a nice variation of raita different from the usual indian raita recipes.

bhindi raita recipe

 

18. easy and quick mango raita – easy and quick mango raita flavored with crushed cardamom and saffron.

mango raita recipe

 

19. burhani raita – a creamy raita from the hyderabadi cuisine, flavored with garlic, roasted cumin powder and red chili powder. easy and quick raita recipe.

burhani raita recipe

 

20. vellarikka pachadi recipe – cucumber pachadi is a simple but very delicious kerala style raita made with ground coconut & mustard seeds paste, fresh curd and cucumber.

cucumber pachadi

21. onion raita – simple, quick and cooling raita to accompany pulao, biryani, khichdi or roti-sabzi.

onion raita recipe

 

22. sweet raita or meetha raita – simple, easy and quick raita recipe. this mildly spiced raita can also be served as a dip.

sweet raita recipe

 

23. tomato raita – quick raita recipe made with chopped tomatoes.

tomato raita recipe

 

24. mint raita – flavoful raita recipe made with fresh mint leaves and spices.

mint raita recipe

 

25. jeera raita – simple yet delicious curd raita with the flavors of roasted cumin. made with a few minimal ingredients, the flavors of cumin shine through in this recipe.

jeera raita recipe

 

26. masala raita – simple yet tasty raita made with spice powders.

masala raita recipe

27. dill leaves raita recipe – this dill leaves raita has the aroma and flavors of dill leaves in it. cucumber is added in the raita which gives it a nice refreshing touch.

dill leaves raita