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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Spinach Raita-Palak ka raita

Raita is a very simple, tasty Indian salad made with yoghurt and seasoned with herbs and spices. It is prepared by mixing vegetables or fruits with beaten curd and requires no expertise. Its cooling properties make it a perfect accompaniment with spicy dishes. Today let us learn how to prepare palak ka raita using our easy palak raita/spinach pachadi recipe.

Spinach raita-palak ka raita

Spinach Raita-Palak ka raita

Spinach Raita-Palak ka raita

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 10 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategorySide Dish
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Spinach tightly packed - 2 cups
   Plain yoghurt/curd -1 cup
   Salt to taste

   For Seasoning

   Oil – 2 tsp
   Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
   Green chilli - 1 finely chopped
   Onion - 1 finely chopped

   For Garnishing

   Roasted cumin powder – 1 tsp


Remove the thick stem of spinach and discard it. Use the leaves alone. Wash the leaves and chop it finely.

Heat oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add finely chopped onions and green chilli.

Sauté for a few minutes, then add spinach leaves and cook till it wilts which takes only a few minutes. Leave it to cool.

Whisk curd and add to the above. Add salt needed and mix it well.

Garnish with roasted cumin powder and serve chilled with any pulao or biryani.

For roasted cumin powder - Dry roast cumin seeds in a pan on medium heat. Once you get a nice aroma of  roasted cumin seeds, switch off the heat. Let it cool completely. Then powder it finely.

More Spinach/Palak recipes

Aloo Palak

Dal Palak

Palak Paneer

Spinach Paratha (palak paratha)

Meet you all again with more interesting recipes, until then it is bye from Padhu of Padhuskitchen.com


  1. Yum that's one healthy raita...

  2. never had this but want to make next time am makinf raita.

  3. Spinach raitha is new to me,looks awesome..perfect with rice

  4. Healthy & refreshing!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  5. healthy raita, haven't tried with spinach..

  6. Healthy raita...Good for any variety Rice...

  7. Healthy version raitha looks so inviting!


  8. lovely and healthy raita, love it..

  9. Woww... so tempting and delicious.. looks awesome dear.. thanks for sharing :)

  10. That is one yummy looking raita:-) Healthy for sure!

  11. Nice recipe..never thought of making raita with palak

  12. I usually make stir fry or keerai masiyal. Raita is something new out of spinach.. Good idea :)


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