Palak Raita | Spinach Raita

Spinach Raita is a refreshing and cooling Yogurt dip that is a must when serving with spicy Biriyani or Side dish.  Raita or Pachadi (as we call it in Tamil) is a cooling and refreshing yogurt based side dish /

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Cucumber Peanut Raita

A chilling and refreshing raita / Yogurt dip made with cucumber with a little bit of peanut to give it a texture. Raita is a very common recipe that I make often at home and cucumber raita is the most

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Thakkali Pachadi – Tomato Pachadi – Tomato Raita

  I love how a complete meal, be it South Indian or North Indian always has a pachadi/raita in it. When eating a large meal, the yogurt in the pachadi does have a very soothing effect on the tummy. It

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Mixed Fruit Pachadi / Pazham pachadi

19th June, 2014 This is my last post under the summer special recipes. Once summer comes lot of tropical fruits also arrive. Also this is the time for weddings (in India) and that is the inspiration for this pachadi. I

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Thayir Pachadi (Without vegetables) – Plain Raita

  This is a quick thayir pachadi/raita that is made without any vegetable. I have often eaten this pachadi in the weddings and love it with sambhar rice and rasam rice. Also I like to dip my vadai into this

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Mullangi Pachadi / Mooli Raita – Spiced Yogurt with Radish

16th Feb, 2014 I found some fresh radish (mullangi) in my local Indian store. The radish was very tender with fresh greens attached to it. I usually remove the greens and just buy the radish, but this time I bought

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Mango Pachadi / Sweet Mango Chutney (made with raw mangoes)

For this week’s Blogging Marathon, I chose to work with the topic, cooking from a cookbook. There is a little twist to the theme though. Srivalli has given us a choice of few ingredients out of which we have to

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Vendakkai Pachadi/Okra Raita/Bhindi Raita (Fried okras in yogurt)

24th Jan, 2013 This is a very simple recipe which is very close to my heart. I love this pachadi whenever my mother used to make it. It packs loads of flavor from the okra and is so crunchy and

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