aloo ka raita | potato raita

Aloo raita or Potato raita recipe with step by step photos – simple and easy raita made with boiled potatoes.

I often make rice dishes like pulaos at home. So along with trying out different varieties of pulao, I also try out varieties of raita. We always prefer veg pulao or veg biryani with a raita. the norm is to make Onion raita or Boondi raita which are our favorites. But sometimes I skip making these raitas and try different recipes.

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aloo raita recipe, potato raita

This aloo raita accompanies any rice based dish very well. I have kept it savory as I was serving the raita with methi rice. But then you can even add sweet imli chutney to it, sprinkle with some boondi or sev and have as a chaat snack. You can also add sugar to the raita if you want a sweet taste.

You can make this aloo raita on Navratri fasting or any other fasting day also. If you don’t use red chilli powder on fasting days then skip adding it. As some people add red chilli powder on Navratri fasting and some don’t.

Step by step potato raita or aloo raita

1. Firstly boil 2 medium or 1 large potato in pressure cooker or steamer. Peel and chop the potatoes. About ¾ cup of boiled chopped potatoes.

potatoes for aloo raita recipe

2. In a bowl, whisk 1 cup fresh curd till smooth and keep aside.

curd for aloo raita recipe

3. Add the chopped potatoes.

potatoes for aloo raita recipe

4. Then add the dry spices – ½ tsp roasted cumin powder, ¼ tsp red chili powder, ¼ to ½ tsp chaat masala powder. Also add salt as required. You can also use black salt. Do adjust the amount of spices as per your taste. instead of red chili powder, you can also add chopped green chilies.

spices for aloo raita recipe

5. Stir the spices very well with the curd.

mix aloo raita recipe

6. Then add 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves and ½ tbsp chopped mint leaves.

mint for aloo raita recipe

7. Stir again and Serve aloo raita with a veg pulao or any flavored Indian rice like jeera rice. If not serving immediately, then refrigerate the raita. Garnish with coriander or mint sprigs while serving. You can also sprinkle some boondi or sev while serving the potato raita.

potato raita aloo raita
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potato raita

3.67 from 3 votes
Simple and easy potato raita for pulao and biryani dishes.
potato raita recipe, aloo raita recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:15 mins
Total Time:20 mins
Course:side dish
Cuisine:north indian
Servings (change the number to scale):3 to 4
(1 CUP = 250 ML)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup curd (dahi or yogurt) or 250 grams dahi
  • 2 medium or 1 large potato or ⅔ to ¾ cup chopped boiled potatoes or 125 to 150 grams potato
  • ½ teaspoon roasted cumin powder (bhuna jeera powder)
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch powder) or as required
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon chaat masala, add as required
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves (dhania patta)
  • ½ tablespoon chopped mint leaves or 4 to 5 mint leaves (pudina patta) - chopped
  • salt as required

Instructions

  • Firstly boil 2 medium or 1 large potato in pressure cooker or steamer. Peel and chop the potatoes.
  • In a bowl, whisk 1 cup fresh curd till smooth and keep aside.
  • Add the chopped potatoes.
  • Then add the dry spices - 1/2 tsp roasted cumin powder, 1/4 tsp red chili powder, 1/4 to 1/2 tsp chaat masala powder. Also add salt as required. You can also use black salt.
  • Stir very well.
  • Then add 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves and 1/2 tbsp chopped mint leaves.
  • Stir again and serve aloo raita with a veg pulao or any flavored indian rice. If not serving immediately, then refrigerate the potato raita. Garnish with coriander or mint sprigs while serving. You can also sprinkle some boondi or sev while serving the raita.

Notes

Substitutes:
Chaat masala - dry pomegranate seeds powder or dry mango powder/amchur.
Red chili powder - cayenne pepper or green chilies
Potato - sweet potato

Nutrition Info (approximate values)

Nutrition Facts
potato raita
Amount Per Serving
Calories 78 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 821mg36%
Potassium 301mg9%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 165IU3%
Vitamin C 5.2mg6%
Calcium 113mg11%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Dassana Amit

Dassana Amitnamaste and welcome to vegrecipesofindia.com which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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