Raita is a dish made with yogurt and a variety of vegetables, greens or fruits added to it. No Indian meal is complete without some kind of raita.
Today's raita is a unique one madewith methi or fenugreek greens. Though these leaves have a bitter taste but the raita doesn't taste so bitter as there are other seasonings added to it.
About Methi or Fenugreek leaves.
These leaves are a good source of Vitamin K and Folic Acid. The rich source of dietary fiber content in them aids in digestion. cholesterol control and weight reduction. These greens arealso good for diabetic patients.
Methi / fenugreek leaves ...... 1 cup
Yogurt / curd .......................... 1 cup
Green chillies ........................ 1 or 2 (finely chopped)
Garlic (crushed) .................... 1 tsp
Onion .................................... 2-3 tbsps (finely chopped)
Mustard seeds ....................... 1 tsp
Sugar ................................... 1/2 tsp
Salt ..................................... to taste
Roasted cumin powder ...... 1/2 tsp
Oil ..................................... 2 tbsps
1. In a pan heat the oil and add mustard seeds.
2. When they crackle add the garlic and fry til it changes the colour.
3. Next add the methi leaves, salt, sugar and cumin powder.
4. Stir fry until done. It takes about a minute.
5. Let this mixture cool.
6. Whisk the yogurt and stir in this methi mixture.
7. Check the salt and adjust the consistency to your liking.
8. I did not add any water but if you like it slightly thinner consistency you can add little.
8. Enjoy this delicious raita with your meals.
About the group:
Shhhhh Cooking Secretly is a monthly challenge in a facebook group where we are paired with a different partner every month. Two secret ingredients are chosen by each partner for the other one and we prepare any dish with those ingredients based on the selected theme of the month which was - Fear Not The Bitter
This was suggested by Seema Doraiswamy Sriram. She has lovely recipes and I like the Turkish Yogurt and Cucumber dip - Cacik that she had posted sometime back. I love yogurt based dips as they are so light.
My partner of the month is Preeti Tandon Shridhar. She gave me GARLIC and CUMIN POWDER as my secret ingredients and I made this flavourful and healthy raita using them.
My chosen ingredients for her are - MUSTARD OIL and JAGGERY.
She made Dana Methi Ki Laungi, (Fenugreek Seeds Relish)
I love using methi in different dishes but have not tried methi ka raita. Must try it out. Healthy, and different. I love having raita on its own when the weather is too hot. I can imagine how this raita will taste with a veg pulao.ReplyDelete
Mayuri even I experimented this for the first time. It tasted very good. Do give it a try.Delete
Fresh Methi leaves raita sounds delicious. I love making raita with different vegetables. Something new for me to try when fresh methis leaves are available in the market.ReplyDelete
Yes, our meals are not complete without a raita. Must try this one.Delete
Methi Raita is a great way to consume fenugreek greens. We all love this raita at home - it's just perfect for the summers.ReplyDelete
Yes Priya, a nice one for methi lovers. I also make and enjoy raitas in summer.Delete
This is such a fantastic way to add more methi into the daily meal. I am sure the spices and the yogurt will tone down the bitterness of the methi too.ReplyDelete
yes, it wasn'tbitterat all. Tasted very nice. Thank youDelete
This methi ka raita is perfect for us. Simple and delicious just like what we prefer and like you said its great for diabetics.ReplyDelete
Methi Raita sounds so flavourful.. I love fenugreek leaves and will try this soon whenever I get a fresh bunch.. will be a good combo with any pulao..ReplyDelete
Thanks Swati. You will surely lovee it.Delete
I like Raita a lot, but never tried methi ka raita. This is interesting and a different recipe. Will try itReplyDelete
make it and enjoy Renu. ThanksDelete
Methi ka raita looks so inviting. Never made raita this way. Its a super healthy and delicious way to serve methi leaves. I would love to try it soon.ReplyDelete
Thanks Sujata. You are going to like it for sure.Delete
Rata is must in my lunch so I try Raita with different fruits and vegetables but never tried with methi. Now meths raita is a new edition in my lunch menu. Thanks Shobha for sharing such a lovely recipe.ReplyDelete
I am glad you liked it Meera. Indeed itis a treat for methi lovers.Delete
Methi raita is new to me but I am just loving this idea to add healthy goodness of fenugreek leaves and curd to our daily diet in the form of this raita. I am sure it will be a flavorful treat with some veg pulao.ReplyDelete
Yes poonam. This is really a healthy raita to serve with our meals. Thanks for liking.Delete
Raita is something I love to have with spicy food like biriyani or stuffed paratha, and this raita with nutritious methi leaves sounds like a fantastic idea to get the greens in... Looks super delicious and nutritious...ReplyDelete
Thanks Rafeeda. It surely is tasty and healthy accompaniment with meals.Delete
Such a healthy and tasty raita Di, my grandmother use to prepare this raita. Love to have it with hot roti's and with any flavored rice items.ReplyDelete
Thanks dear. Yes our elders always had lot of methi because it is good for health.Delete
We love Methi. This methi Raita looks incredible. Healthy and delicious accompaniment. Adding this to my Raita list as I love raita.ReplyDelete
Thanks Preethi. You will surely like it.Delete
I have methi Leaves just delivered fresh today. I am definitely trying this innovative raita. The bowl of raita looks very refreshingReplyDelete
Thanks Priya. Make and enjoy.Delete
I am eyeing on your delicious plate. Too tempting and raita with methi leaves is so healthy and nutritious treat.ReplyDelete
Thanks narmadha. Do give it a tryDelete
Methi raita looks so delicious and makes a good accompaniment with any meal. It is ideal to serve with pulav too.ReplyDelete
Yes jayashree, it makes a nice and healthy accompanimentDelete
Methi Raita looks so delicious. I have never tried myself, but I am going to try it the next time I get methi.ReplyDelete
Thanks Anu. Do give it a tryDelete