capsicum raita recipe
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Capsicum Raita

Capsicum raita is a spiced flavorful raita made with slightly sauteed capsicum and spices.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: side dish
Cuisine: south indian
Servings: 2 to 3
Author: Dassana Amit

Ingredients

Main ingredient

  • 1 cup Fresh curd (yogurt) or 200 grams curd

For tempering and sauteing

  • 2 teaspoon Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 3 to 4 Curry leaves Chopped or 1 teaspoon chopped curry leaves
  • 30 grams Onion, Finely chopped or 1 small onion, finely chopped or ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  • 30 grams Capsicum or 1 small capsicum Finely chopped or ¼ cup finely chopped capsicum (bell pepper)
  • ¼ teaspoon Red chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Cumin powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 to 2 tablespoon Chopped coriander leaves

    (cilantro leaves)

Instructions

preparation

  • Rinse and finely chop 1 small capsicum. Also peel, rinse and finely chop 1 small onion. Keep aside. Chop 3 to 4 curry leaves too.
  • In a mixing bowl, take 1 cup fresh curd.
  • Whisk curd till smooth. Keep aside.

tempering and sauteing capsicum

  • Heat 2 teaspoon oil in a small pan.
  • Add 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds and let them crackle.
  • When the mustard seeds start crackling, add chopped onion and 1 teaspoon chopped curry leaves. You can even add 1 green chili or 1 dry red chili while sauteing.
  • On a low to medium flame, stir and saute onions for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Then add chopped capsicum. Mix capsicum very well with the onions.
  • Saute till the capsicum are half done with some crunch in them. This takes about 6 to 7 minutes on a low flame.
  • Then, switch off the flame and add 1/4 teaspoon red chili powder, 1/4 teaspoon cumin powder and salt as per taste. Mix well.

making capsicum raita

  • Remove the pan from the stove top and pour the capsicum mixture in the whisked yogurt.
  • Add 1 to 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves.
  • Mix everything very well.
  • Serve the raita with any indian meal.