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Tuesday, 30 October 2012

APPLE RAITA / APPLE YOGURT DIP

My husband has been going to the hills quite frequently as his work involves visiting remote areas in the hills. Last week he was in Almora.  When he passed Bhowali, he stopped at the famous fruit mart there and got us luscious golden apples. These apples are crunchy and very sweet. Best suited to make Apple Raita. Apple raita is a sweet, mildly flavoured raita - a truly sattvik recipe. The sweetness of apples and flavour of roasted cumin seeds make a great combination. This raita makes a great accompaniment to any meal.


Ingredients
2 cups thick curd
1 apple grated
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon sugar (not required if the apples are sweet)
1 teaspoon roasted and powdered cumin seeds
15-20 raisins
Method
Beat curd with sugar till smooth. Add salt. Add grated apples and mix well. Now add roasted cumin seed powder. Add raisins in the end.


My notes: You can also add finely chopped coriander leaves and finely chopped green chillies.

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