Monday, March 28, 2011

Potato Raita(Potato in Yogurt Sauce)



Last 10 days I had a bad time by having a swollen teeth which led me in pain.Now im fine and back to blogging.
Missed all of ur blogs.Since i couldnt able to do much of a cooking i was left with simple rice and some curry.My mom used to make this potato raita as a side with rasam or sambar which i totally love.I used to empty this without having any fuss and the first recipe i made before i even started cooking.

This is simple,easy and tasty raita which can be done in 5 mins.There is no need of any cooking here.Its easy and yummy.

Ingredients :
Potatoes : 1 medium
Yogurt/Curd : 1 1/2 cups
Ginger : 1' inch grated
Green Chilli : 2 cut into small pieces
Coriander Leaves : for garnish
Salt : as taste.

For temper :
1.Coconut Oil : 1tbsp
2.Mustard Seeds : 1/2tsp
3.Cumin Seeds : 1tsp
4.Red Chilli : 1 or 2
4.Curry Leaves : 5 to 6
5.Hing : a pinch

Wash the potato and wrap a tissue paper and boil in microwave for 4 to 5 mins or till its done.
Take out and gently peel the skin and mash it with a back of spoon.
Mean while mix yogurt,ginger and green chilli.
Add the mashed potato.There should be small bits left. Add salt.
In a small pan,do the tempering by adding oil,seeds.When crackle add the red chilli,curry leaves and hing.
Pour over the raita and garnish with coriander leaves.



Notes :
Do the tempering in coconut oil since it gives a nice flavor.
Go easy on green chilli as per your taste.
Do this raita 1 hour before serving since it helps flavors to ooze out from ginger and green chilli.
My mom used to serve this with rasam/sambar,a stir fry.

Enjoy!!

22 comments:

  1. Looks delicious...mouthwatering...thanks for sharing.

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  2. Lovely raita , refreshing too.Hope you feel better soon, there is nothing worse than tooth ache or sore mouth for a foodie.

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  3. Never tried raita with potato. Looks so tempting.

    SOWMI'S KITCHEN

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  4. ouch, poor u, hope u feel better soon. thanks for sharing such a nice and simple recipe!

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  5. i haven't heard of potato raitha.. but urs looks delicious.. will def try this recipe soon.. bookmarking this..

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  6. Potato raitha looks simply delicious and mouthwatering. Loved it.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  7. Glad you are feeling better now..take care dear..
    The raita looks yum- soothing n refreshing.

    US Masala

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  8. yummy delicious raita dear,luks yummy...take care.

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  9. My fav recipe.. Looks delicious and perfect :)
    Thanks for sharing.. Inviting clicks !!
    Indian Cuisine

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  10. Loved the recipe of the Raita..looks delicious!

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  11. Wow raita with potato very innovative. I shld try this.

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  12. Good to know that u are feeling better now...Raita looks yum!

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  13. Potato raita very new! wonderful idea!

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  14. Very interesting and innovative raita....must definitely try it sometime!

    Vegetarian Cultural Creatives

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  15. Delicious raita. Perfect for this hot weather.
    Take care dear.

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  16. potato in raita sounds good!...looks yummy!
    Smitha
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

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  17. Never made or tasted potato raita ,nice idea,will have to try!

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  18. That looks absolutely delicious!!!

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  19. Never tried raita with potato. Looks nice !!!

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  20. delicious raita..
    Also, I need ur email id. Do email me at
    rite(dot)rp(at)gmail(dot)com

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  21. Hi dear, How are you? Thank you very much for the warm wishes. Take care :)

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