Raita is a yogurt/curd based condiment.This recipe is very popular in India. The yogurt is seasoned with salt, coriander leaves, onions and various vegetables like potatoes, cucumber, carrot, tomato,..etc. In Andhra Pradesh, we call raita as PERUGU PACHADI. Perugu pachadi is a simple raita made by mixing salt, tomato cubes,onions finely chopped, green chillies (finely chopped), Coriander leaves to the beaten yogurt/curd.
Types of raita:
Aloo Raita, Mint Raita, Pyaz ka Raita, Cucumber Raita, Carrot Raita, Bhindi Raita, ……..
Here I am presenting you ALOO RAITA, which is very much similar to Perugu pachadi,.with little modifications.
Potato – 1
Curd – 1 cup
Onions + spring onions – 1/4 cup
Black pepper powder – 1 teaspoon
Salt , Oil
1.First, chop the potato (small cubes) and shallow fry them and set aside.
2.Beat the curd/yogurt well with egg beater or fork.
3.Add salt, black pepper powder, onions, spring onions.
4.Serve cold, garnished with shallow-fried potatoes and coriander leaves.
5.Goes well with any type of biryani/pulav.
Mushroom Pulav, Aloo Raita, Drumstick fry – This was our Sunday’s dinner