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Category: Salads and Raitas – Members

Salads and Raitas – recipes for members only.

Yellow Lentil Salad

Yellow Lentil Salad

| March 19, 2013 Comment

This yellow lentil salad is full of protein and fiber. Made with cooked chana dal (yellow lentils) and coconut, this vegetarian/vegan dish can be served as a salad or as a healthy snack. Protein-packed yellow lentils and coconut fill you up very quickly and help you stay full for a long time. If you’re trying […]

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Snakegourd Raita

Snakegourd Raita

| March 18, 2013 Comment

Try this tasty snakegourd raita if you’re making a dry curry and need something cool with it. This raita goes very well with a South Indian dal curry like Patholi, and any beans or bean sprout dishes. Servings: 2-4 Cooking Time:10 minutes Ingredients 1 cup coconut, freshly grated 2 cups plain yogurt Salt to taste […]

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Potato Raita

Potato Raita

| March 15, 2013 Comment

Potato Raita is a simple yogurt salad that can be served with any dry vegetable curry and rice or chapathi. It can also serve as a quick curry for roti. This raita goes very well with rice and South Indian dal chutneys. Servings: 2-3 Cooking Time: 10 minutes Ingredients 1 cup potatoes, cut into small […]

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Peanut Salad

Peanut Salad

| March 14, 2013 Comment

Peanut Salad is a very nutritious snack and is great any time you want to boost your energy levels. This is an easy recipe. Peanuts (groundnuts) are rich in protein and fiber. Servings: 4 Cooking Time: 20 minutes (not including the soaking and boiling time) Ingredients 2 cups peanuts with peel (soaked for a couple […]

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Onion Raita

Onion Raita

| March 14, 2013 Comment

Onion Raita is a yogurt-based salad that’s a nice accompaniment to spicy flavored rice dishes such as pulao, and any Indian bread. Mildly spiced, this raita is easy to make, and adds a nice, cool crunch to your meal. Servings: 2-4 Cooking Time: 5 minutes Ingredients 1 cup, onions, cut into thin, long pieces 2 […]

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Onion-Chilli Yogurt

Onion-Chilli Yogurt

| March 14, 2013 Comment

Onion-Chilli Yogurt is a quick raita you can make to go with stuffed parathas or any other Indian roti. This yogurt is also a great dressing for vegetable salads and a delicious dip for chips. Servings: 2-4 Cooking Time: 10 minutes Ingredients 2 cups plain yogurt (regular or nonfat) 1 cup onions, chopped 3-4 green […]

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Okra Raita

Okra Raita

| March 14, 2013 Comment

Okra Raita is a delicious salad with a yogurt base. This bhendi raita goes very well with lentil curries, dry vegetable curries, and lentil chutneys like toor dal chutney and roasted moong dal chutney. You can also serve this okra raita as a dip for chips. Servings: 2-4 Cooking Time: 10 minutes Ingredients 2 cups […]

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Mint Raita

Mint Raita

| March 13, 2013 Comment

Mint Raita is a refreshing and cool yogurt-based salad. Serve it with any Indian bread or rice or snacks like pakodas and samosas. You can also serve this as a dip for vegetables or chips. Servings:4-6 Cooking Time: 5 minutes Ingredients 1 cup mint leaves (pudina), chopped 1 cup plain yogurt 2 small green chillies […]

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Eggplant Raita

Eggplant Raita

| March 11, 2013 Comment

Eggplant Raita is a delicious accompaniment for dry vegetables or lentil and bean curries. Add extra red chillies to add a punch to this raita. ┬áThis raita does not keep its flavor for long even when refrigerated, so it’s best to serve it immediately. Servings: 2-4 Cooking Time: 15 minutes Ingredients 3 medium eggplants (Indian […]

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Edamame Salad

Edamame Salad

| March 11, 2013 Comment

Edamame Salad is a simple and easy salad with edamame — fresh and tender green soybeans. Edamame is very filling and nutritious. Edamame are popular in Asia and are usually boiled in the pods along with salt and served with the pods. Edamame and dried soybeans are rich in carbohydrates, fiber, protein, and also contain […]

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Cucumber Raita

Cucumber Raita

| March 10, 2013 Comment

This Cucumber Raita is very easy to make, and if you’re looking for a quick side for your rice dish or roti, try this recipe. This is a cooling side for any spicy dish, and keeps well for a couple of days when refrigerated. Servings: 3-6 Cooking Time:5 minutes Ingredients 1 cup cucumber, peeled, seeded, […]

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Coconut Raita

Coconut Raita

| March 10, 2013 Comment

Coconut Raita is one of my favorite raitas. It goes very well with sambar rice and also with dry vegetable curries. This is a South Indian raita recipe. This quick, easy yogurt-based salad is filling, and is best in small doses, as the coconut can be quite rich. Servings: 2-4 Cooking Time:5 minutes Ingredients 1 […]

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