sweet raita or meetha raita recipe – this is a very simple, easy and quick raita recipe. its a basic raita recipe where beaten yogurt is flavored with indian spices and a bit of sugar. not overtly sweet and not too spiced up, with a hint of citrus flavor coming from the coriander/cilantro leaves.
the plus point of this raita recipe is that it can also be served as a dip. i made this raita to be served as a dip for aloo tikki wraps. it can also be served with aloo tikki or ragda pattice.
as an variation you can also add ripe mango or banana. in mumbai some chaat vendors, while serving aloo tikki or aloo tikki chole, add grated beetroot (in small quantities) and pomegranate arils to this raita.
since this raita is on sweeter side, kids will like it. its good to have raita during summers as yogurt is cooling for body. yes still no signs of rains here, hence the sweet raita post.
serve this sweet raita as a side dish for dal-rice combo or roti-sabzi combo or with aloo tikki, ragda pattice or dahi aloo tikki.
meetha raita or sweet raita recipe below:
- 1.25 to 1.5 cup fresh chilled full fat curd/yogurt/dahi
- 1 to 2 tbsp coriander leaves/dhania patta
- ½ to ¾ tbsp sugar or as required
- ½ tsp roasted cumin powder or as required
- ½ tsp chaat masala (no need to add salt as chaat masala already has black salt in it)
- ¼ tsp red chilli powder/lal mirch powder
- few coriander leaves for garnishing
- chopped mango or banana or pomegranate arils or grated beetroot (optional)
- first whip the yogurt till smooth with a wired whisk.
- then add the sugar and stir well, so that the sugar dissolves.
- add all the other ingredients - roasted cumin powder, chaat masala powder, red chili powder and coriander leaves.
- stir well and while serving the raita garnish with coriander leaves.
- serve sweet raita with an indian meal or as a side dish with chapatis and vegetables dishes. you can also serve the raita with chaat snacks like aloo tikki or ragda pattice.