Yogurty Yums - Urad Raita

Yogurty Yums - Urad Raita

Continuing with our Yogurty Yums offerings, we're moving from the mountains of Himachal to the plains of Karnataka. Next up is a simple raita made with a creamy urad dal-coconut base, and used, more often than not, as an accompaniment to any varieties of rice dishes - with a spiced up vangibhath on the side or at the end of a meal comprising the standard sambhar or the everyday rasam, all mixed and relished with plain white rice. While the vegetable-peppered raita varieties typically go with the likes of pulaos and biryanis, this simple and smooth raita is easy to put together and is open to being spiffed up a little, if you're in the mood. A sprinkling of grated carrots or mooli (radish) would add a pop of color and flavor to the flossy depths of this comforting raita.

Yogurty Yums - Urad Raita
Yogurty Yums - Urad RaitaContinuing with our Yogurty Yums offerings, we're moving from the mountains of Himachal to the plains of Karnataka. Next up is a simple raita made with a creamy urad dal-coconut base, and used, more often than not, as an accompaniment to any varieties of rice dishes - with a spiced up vangibhath on ...

Summary

Rate it!0050

    Ingredients

    Urad Raita(Serves 2)
    Plain yogurt stirred until creamyWaterSalt to taste
    1 1/2 Cups of

    Steps

    1. For the coconut base -A drop of oil1 1/2 Tablespoons urad dal (black gram)1 Green chilliAbout half a sprig of curry leaves2-3 Tablespoons grated fresh coconut (if using frozen, thaw for 15-20 minutes before using)A dash of asafoetida
    2. Fry the above in said order in a kadhai with a drop of oil - the urad and green chilli together until they're both done and then add the curry leaves, coconut and asafoetida. Cool and grind to a smooth paste, adding a little water and some yogurt if you so please.
    3. Warm the same pan or kadhai again and gently pour in the ground paste, then the creamed yogurt and stir for 4-5 minutes on a low flame. Add salt according to taste, stir in, and turn off the heat. Jazz it up a notch by adding a tempering of mustard and a smidgen of turmeric if you so wish, and a garnish of grated carrots or mooli (radish). Serve warm with rice.
    Yogurty Yums - Urad Raita

    Our Urad Raita is being shared with all the other lovely legume dishes over at -

    My Legume Love Affair, started by The Well Seasoned Cook

    Yogurty Yums - Urad Raita
    Similar Posts