Fruit raita is the 3rd raita recipe post of this season after sabudana and cucumber raita, and vegetable raita. Raita being a cooling side dish is a perfect accompaniment for our spicy Indian food. It is especially beneficial if eaten during summer as it’s good to have more of raw vegetables and curd in hot weather. This raita however is not made using vegetables but fruits. And trust me you, tastes so yummy that it can be eaten just like that as a mid-meal snack. It’s pretty filling and can be eaten as a non-fattening snack on a vrat day. So if you are looking for recipes of cooling foods for summer, side dish recipes, healthy mid-meal snacks recipes, or vrat recipes….this fruit raita recipe could well be the answer.
How to make Fruit Raita? (Video)
Fruit raita recipe, perfect as an accompaniment for spicy Indian food, as a cooling summer food, or a filling upvas / vrat snack.
- One and a half cup curd
- 1/4th cup milk
- 1 apple
- 1 banana (I used elaichi banana)
- 10-12 black grapes
- 10-12 green grapes
- 1 orange
- 10-12 mint leaves
- 3/4th tsp Himalayan black salt (kala namak)
- Half tsp roasted cumin seeds (jeera) powder
- 1/3rd tsp black pepper powder
- Peel and cut apple and banana into pieces.
- Peel, and remove pith, skin, and seeds from orange pieces.
- Take curd in a large mixing bowl, add milk, and mix/whisk till the mixture becomes smooth. (Go on adding little milk at a time till you get the desired consistency. You may need to add more milk if you have thick curd.)
- Add kala namak, jeera powder, and black pepper powder. Whisk or mix properly using a spoon.
- Add fruits and mix properly.
- Tear mint leaves with your hands and add them in the bowl.
- Garnish with pomegranate seeds and mint leaves.
- You can use any seasonal fruits you like.
- Use fresh curd. Sour curd won't taste good in this raita.
- Refrigerate fruit raita. It tastes better cold.
- I don't add sugar in this raita as fruits add in the required sweetness. You can add a pinch of sugar if you want a sweeter raita.
- Some people don't eat pudina and kala namak while fasting. You can skip pudina in that case and use sendha namak instead of kala namak.