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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.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 175kcal
Author Kanan


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


Making plain raita or tadka raita recipe:

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

Making tempering:

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


Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.7g | Protein: 10.6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2.5g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 724mg | Potassium: 449mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 13.1g
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving
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