A while back, I was looking for a new Lamb Vindaloo Curry recipe to try and came across this one by the Hairy Bikers.
This Mint Raita Recipe, which is sometimes called yoghurt sauce, is fantastic when served as a starter side dish with popadoms, samosa, and kebabs such as sheesh or shami. In addition, I also think it works really well as accompaniment to have with many of my curry recipes, so much so that here at Currytastic Towers we tend to have it with all curries.
What is Mint Raita?
In Indian cuisine, Raita is a side dish or a “dip” that is made of yoghurt with raw or sometimes cooked vegetables, herbs and spices.
What is Mint Raita Used For?
It can be used to contrast the spiciness of curries or kebabs and have a cooling, soothing effect. It can also be used to compliment the spiciness by having chilli added to it.
As you’d expect from something with different uses there are as many, many different recipes for raita and the one below is the one I tend to make, which happens to be a spicy one.
What is Mint Raita Sauce Made Of?
It is typically made of yoghurt with the addition of herbs, spices and raw or cooked vegetables. There’s no single recipe for raita, Recipes tend to vary region by region and family by family, as well as season to season.
Do you Put Mint Raita on Curry?
Yes, most definitely. Depending on the type of raita you have you it will either cool the spiciness or add to it. This mint raita recipe adds more spiciness to your starters or curries.
How Many Calories are in this Mint Raita Recipe?
The calories count in this Recipe can be as few as 50kcal per serving if you use fat free yogurt.
Spicy Mint Raita Recipe
- 1 tsp Fresh mint finely chopped
- 1/2 tsp Chilli powder or to taste
- 500 g Plain Natural Yogurt Can be fat free or low fat if you prefer
- 20 ml Lime juice
- salt to taste
- Chip the mint finely
- Place the yogurt in a mixing bowl
- Add all the other ingredients
- Mix well
Take a Look at some of my other Curry Recipes…
This tasty Chicken Pasanda Recipe is super easy and quick to make and is sure to be a family favourite.
I’m told that my Chicken Vindaloo Recipe is the most authentic vindaloo recipe online…
Butter Chicken or Murgh Makhani to give it it’s correct name, is a typical Punjabi dish which is now popular in many countries all over the world.
It is a rich creamy dish and can be made as mild or as spicy as you like and has to be one of my all-time favourite curries to make and eat.
What is Butter Chicken?
Butter Chicken, although similar, shouldn’t be confused with Chicken Tikka Masala. Chicken Tikka Masala originated in the UK where as Butter Chicken is a true Punjabi dish taking it’s influence from hundreds of years of Punjabi tradition and history. Continue reading