Spinach raita

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Spinach raita

  • Author: Meenu Agarwal
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Category: Side dish
  • Cuisine: South Asian cuisine
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This spinach raita is a popular accompaniment to almost every Indian meal. It is made using simple ingredients like curd/yoghurt, spinach leaves and herbs and spices to make it flavoursome. You can also add other vegetables of your choice to this dip and make it more nutritious.



Instructions

  1.  Wash and blanch spinach.
  2.  Drain water and finely chop them.
  3.  Whisk curd.
  4. Add Sugar, Roasted cumin seed powder, salt, rock salt and chili powder.
  5.  Add chopped spinach to it.
  6. Adjust the consistency by adding some water if required.
  7.  Mix well. Serve chilled.

Notes

If hung curd is used instead, this can be used as an excellent dip with various starters.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 5
  • Calories: 79Kcal
  • Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 9g
  • Protein: 7g

Hummus dip

 

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Hummus dip

  • Author: shampa Banerjee
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes

Description

Hummus is an extremely popular dip that is widely used all across the Middle-East. Hummus is made with chickpeas, sesame seeds and some other healthy spices. It is both healthy and tasty, and literally takes minutes to prepare.


Ingredients

  • Chickpeas : 25g
  • Olive oil: 2 tsp.
  • Sesame seeds:10 g
  • Coriander powder: 1/2 tsp.
  • Paprika powder: ½ tsp.
  • Garlic pods: 2-3 nos.
  • Lime :1 no
  • Salt as per taste

Instructions

  1. Soak raw chickpeas in water overnight.
  2. Boil chickpeas and put them in a container. Also keep the water in another pot.
  3. In a frying pan roast sesame seeds. Put the roasted sesame seeds and add a teaspoon of olive oil on a mixing bowl. Mix them well to make tahini paste.
  4. Put tahini paste, boiled chickpeas, garlic pods, lemon juice, roasted cumin powder, olive oil (1/2 tsp.) and salt in a mixer-grinder. First mix them without water and then add water which was used for boiling chickpeas.
  5. Mix well and serve adding olive oil (1/2 tsp.) and paprika powder on top.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 116Kcal
  • Fat: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 11g
  • Protein: 7g