Plain raita recipe (Tadka Raita)

Plain raita recipe – one of the simple, plain raita recipe. You can call this tadka raita since tempering is made here and added to the yogurt.

Plain raita recipe (Tadka Raita) | How to make plain raita

I love about this raita is that there is no chopping required. This is the QUICKEST raita recipe I have ever made.

Last weekend I have made this tadka raita and served with corn pulao.

I do make thepla or stuffed paratha or pulao very often as a dinner. To go with it, I made different raita every time so we do not get bored. But on some busy days or whenever I feel lazy, I always make this plain raita. It is much better and tastier than serving the plain yogurt.

This one and onion tomato raita is one of my go to and favorite raita recipes.


How to make plain raita recipe (Step by Step Photos):


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1) Take yogurt in a bowl. Beat it till it is smooth. Now add salt, black salt and roasted cumin powder.

2) Mix well.
Plain raita recipe (Tadka Raita) | How to make plain raita

3) Add red chili powder in the center. DO NOT MIX, keep it as such. We will be adding tempering on top.

4) Heat the oil in a small pan. Once hot add cumin seeds and let the sizzle.
Plain raita recipe (Tadka Raita) | How to make plain raita

5) Then add ginger paste, slit green chili and curry leaves.

6) Saute for 30-40 seconds or till the raw smell of ginger goes away.
Plain raita recipe (Tadka Raita) | How to make plain raita

7) Now add this tadka on top of the chili powder.

8) Stir it to combine.
Plain raita recipe (Tadka Raita) | How to make plain raita

Serve right away or chill in the fridge for some time and then serve.

Serving suggestion: Serve with any pulao like veg pulao, peas pulao, capsicum pulao or veg biryani. It can be served as a side with your meal.

Plain raita recipe (Tadka Raita) | How to make plain raita

Plain raita recipe (Tadka Raita) | How to make plain raita
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Plain raita recipe (Tadka Raita)

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield 2 servings
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

For plain raita:

  • 1 ½ cups Plain yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon Roasted cumin powder
  • Salt - to taste
  • ½ teaspoon Black salt (Kala namak)
  • ¼ teaspoon Red chili powder

For tadka or tempering

  • 2 teaspoons Oil
  • ½ teaspoons Cumin seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon Ginger paste or freshly grated or crushed or chopped
  • 1 Green chili slit
  • 4-5 Curry leaves

Instructions

Making plain raita or tadka raita recipe:

  1. Take yogurt in a bowl. Beat it till it is smooth.
  2. Now add salt, black salt and roasted cumin powder. Mix well.
  3. Add red chili powder in the center. DO NOT MIX, keep it as such. We will be adding tempering on top.

Making tempering:

  1. Heat the oil in a small pan.
  2. Once hot add cumin seeds and let the sizzle.
  3. Then add ginger paste, slit green chili and curry leaves. Saute for 30-40 seconds.
  4. Now add this tadka on top of the chili powder. Stir it to combine.

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