11 of the best unique raita recipes you must try this year

Raita is supposed to be one of the most amazing side dishes. Ditch the regular onion and cucumber ones this time and try out these unique recipes.
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There is something very special about this yogurt based side dish in India which is served alongside biryani, pulav and even kebabs and gravy at times. Everyone already knows the most common raita recipes are the ones that include tomato, cucumber, onion, mint and coriander. If you want to break away from the norm and make something new to accompany your meals, try out these raita recipes. All you have to do is mix all the ingredients well in the end.
 
Cabbage Raita
1/4 cup finely chopped cabbage,
1 cup fresh curd/ yogurt,
1 green chilli deseeded and chopped,
Roasted cumin/ jeera powder,
Few coriander leaves chopped,
1 tsp lemon juice,
Salt and pepper as per taste
 
Kheere ka Raita
1 onion finely chopped,
1/2 cucumber finally chopped,
Salt as per taste,
1 cup fresh curd/yogurt,
1 lemon,
Handful of coriander leaves chopped
 
Boondi Raita
1 cup fresh curd/yogurt,
1 cup boondi,
Salt as per taste, preferably very little due to presence of boondi,
1/2 tsp roasted cumin powder,
2 pinches of red chili powder for garnishing,
Coriander leaves
 
Burani Raita
1 cup fresh curd/yogurt,
2 medium garlic cloves,
Salt as per taste,
1/4 tsp roasted cumin powder,
2 fat pinches of red chilli powder
 
Pineapple Raita
2 cups chopped pineapple,
1 cup fresh curd/yogurt,
2 tsp salt,
1/4 tsp pepper,
2 tsp roasted and powdered cumin seeds,
1/4 tsp powdered red pepper,
2 tsp chopped coriander leaves
 
Carrot Raita
1 cup fresh curd/yogurt,
1/2 cup grated carrot, preferably baby carrot,
Salt as per taste,
1 or 2 chopped green chillies,
Few chopped coriander or mint leaves
 
Aloo ka Raita
2 cups of potatoes-boiled, peeled and diced,
1 cup fresh curd/yogurt,
Salt as per taste,
1/4 tsp pepper,
2 tsp roasted and powdered cumin seeds,
1/4 tsp red pepper powder,
2 tsp finely chopped coriander leaves
 
Pomegranate Raita
1 cup fresh curd/raita,
1/2 cup pomegranate/anardana,
Salt as per taste,
1/4 tsp roasted cumin powder,
2 pinches of red chilli powder (optional)
 
Beetroot Raita
1 beetroot- boiled, peeled and pureed,
1/2 onion chopped,
1/2 cucumber chopped,
1 cup fresh curd/raita,
Salt as per taste,
Coriander leaves finely chopped
 
Masala Raita
1 cup fresh curd/raita,
1/2 tsp cumin/jeera powder,
1/4 tsp pepper powder,
Salt as per taste,
1/2 tsp chaat masala,
1/4 tsp red chilli powder,
1 tsp sugar,
Coriander leaves finely chopped
 
Green Chili Raita
1 cup fresh curd/yogurt,
2 to 3 green chillies finely chopped,
Salt as per taste,
A pinch of green chilli powder,
Fresh coriander leaves finely chopped
 
Which of these recipes will you be trying next?

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