Methi raita recipe – How to make methi (fenugreek) raita recipe | raita recipes

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Methi raita is a flavoured raita made with fenugreek leaves (methi), curd and spices.  It goes well with parathas or as a side dish for pulao or biryani or as a side accompaniment with dal rice or khichdi or any other rice dish.  Methi raita is a simple and quick raita recipe and also a healthy side dish.  Do try this raita recipe for a change from the regular raitas.

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Prep Time :  15 mins

Cook Time :  5 mins

Servings : 2-3 persons

North Indian cuisine

INGREDIENTS

Fenugreek (methi) leaves – 1 cup (chopped finely)

Yoghurt (curd) – 1 cup

Green chillies – 2 (chopped finely)

Cumin (jeera) powder – 1/2 teaspoon

Red chilli powder – 1/2 teaspoon (optional)

Cooking oil – 1 teaspoon

Mustard seeds (rai) – 1/2 teaspoon

Garlic cloves – 2 (chopped finely)

Salt to taste

HOW TO MAKE OR PREPARE METHI RAITA RECIPE

PREPARATION

Clean the fenugreek leaves and immerse them in water for 5 to 10 minutes to discard any impurities/mud if any.  Drain them and chop the leaves finely.  Keep it aside.

METHOD

Heat oil in a pan on medium flame.  Add mustard seeds and allow them to splutter.  Then add chopped garlic cloves and green chillies.  Saute for a minute on low flame till garlic cloves turn light brown in colour.  Add chopped fenugreek leaves and mix well.

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Saute till the leaves become soft and stops releasing water.  Switch off the flame.  Take a small mixing bowl.  Add the curd, red chilli powder, cumin powder and salt.  Whisk the curd along with the spices well.

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Add tempered fenugreek leaves to the curd mixture and stir well again. Check for salt and add accordingly to taste.

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Healthy and tasty methi raita is ready to be served.

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NOTES/TIPS

You can add water and adjust the consistency of the raita as per your taste.

Add little sugar if you want a sweet and sour taste.

Add chat masala for an enhanced flavour.

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