palak ka raita | spinach raita

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Palak raita recipe with step by step photos – i often make raitas and Salad as side accompaniments along with the main dish at home. Usually I make a simple Indian Onion raita or Cucumber raita. for special occasions, its Boondi raita.

palak raita

This day green was calling me and so I made this Simple and easy palak raita. since I had made chana pulao this day, I had to make a raita. And what better than having some greens in your raita. i have used yogurt but my vegan readers can use cashew curd to make this palak raita.

I served the Palak raita with chana pulao and Kachumber salad. this raita recipe can also be used for fasting or vrat as well.

Serve palak raita as side accompaniments with a dal rice or roti sabzi or veg biryani or veg pulao. Raita goes very well with rice based dishes.

How to make palak raita

1. Whisk 1 cup yogurt (curd) and keep aside.

palak raita recipe

2. Chop the spinach leaves (palak). Measure and keep all the spices and ingredients ready for making palak raita.

palak raita recipe

3. Heat 2 to 3 teaspoon oil in a pan.

palak raita recipe

4. Add ¼ teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain) and ½ teaspoon cumin seeds.

palak raita recipe

5. Fry them for few seconds, till they crackle.

palak raita recipe

6. Then add ½ teaspoon finely chopped ginger.

palak raita recipe

7. Fry ginger for some seconds till its raw aroma goes away.

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Sauteing Spinach

8. Then add 1 cup chopped spinach leaves.

palak raita recipe

9. Stir well.

palak raita recipe

10. Then add ¼ teaspoon red chili powder, ¼ teaspoon coriander powder, 1 pinch turmeric powder, 1 pinch garam masala powder, ¼ teaspoon fennel powder and salt as required.

palak raita recipe

11. Mix very well.

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12. Saute till the spinach stops releasing water and wilts.

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13. Lastly add 4 to 5 mint leaves.

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14. Saute for 1 to 2 minutes.

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Making palak raita

15. Add this mixture to the yogurt.

palak raita recipe

16. Stir well.

palak raita recipe

17. Sprinkle some black pepper powder (optional) and mix well.

palak raita recipe

18. Remove the palak raita in a serving bowl. You can refrigerate the raita for a couple of hours before serving. Serve Palak raita as side accompaniments with a dal rice or roti sabzi or veg biryani or veg pulao. Raita goes very well with rice based dishes like chole biryani or matar pulao.

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palak raita

palak raita

5 from 3 votes
Palak ka raita is a simple and easy recipe of lightly flavored spinach raita.
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Cuisine Indian
Course: Side Dish

Servings 3
Units

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped and tightly packed spinach (palak)
  • ½ teaspoon ginger, finely chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain)
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 pinch turmeric
  • 1 pinch Garam Masala Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon saunf powder (fennel powder) - optional
  • black pepper powder as required - optional
  • 4 to5 mint leaves,
  • 1 cup yogurt (curd)
  • 2 to 3 teaspoon oil
  • rock salt (edible and food grade) or black salt, as required

Instructions

  • Whisk the yogurt and keep aside.
  • Heat oil. Add the carom seeds and fry for few seconds.
  • Add the chopped ginger and fry for some seconds

sauteing palak to make palak raita

  • Add the chopped spinach (palak).
  • Add all the spice powders one by one along with salt.
  • Saute till the spinach stops releasing water.
  • Lastly add the mint and saute for 1-2 minutes.

making palak raita

  • Add this mixture to the yogurt.
  • Sprinkle some pepper. Stir well.
  • You can refrigerate the raita for a couple of hours before serving.
  • Serve palak raita as side accompaniments with a dal rice or roti sabzi or biryani or pulao. Raita goes very well with rice based dishes.

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6 Comments

  1. Turned out great !!! what a fantastic way to consume palak.. thanks a lot for all your recipes

  2. My girls and I love raita. For whatever reason, it would never have occurred to me to put greens in it. Love this, pinning now.

  3. Palak raita is a very healthy raita idea…looks yum.Love the brown base!

  4. This raita sounds interesting… i’ve never added so many spices to raita, should give it a try…