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Recipe of the Month – Radish Raita



  • 1 and ½ cups chilled plain yogurt (dahi, curd)
  • ½ teaspoon salt (or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder
  • 2 teaspoons chopped green chilies
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro (fresh coriander leaves)

For Tempering

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 2-3 whole dry red chilies
  • 10-12 curry leaves


Make The Raita

  • Whisk yogurt in a bowl using a wire whisk until smooth and creamy.
  • Add radish, salt, cumin powder, and green chilies to the bowl and mix well.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro.

Temper The Raita (Optional)

  • Heat vegetable oil in a pan over medium heat.
  • Once the oil is hot, add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, dry red chilies, and curry leaves, and let them crackle for 4-5 seconds.
  • Pour the tempering over the raita. Serve chilled.

Tip – You can save some tempering for garnishing.

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