Spinach Raita with Tadka


 (Parul Mehra)

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Yogurt with spinach tempered with fresh curry leaves. This is refreshing and cooling accompaniment, which is a good way of adding iron to your diet. It can be served with biryanis, curry dishes or as a dip with crackers or pappad. Here I have added a bit of tadka to it, which if you prefer you can choose to skip.


  • 2 cup spinach
  • 2 cup low-fat yogurt, nicely beaten with a whisk
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black salt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder

For the Tadka

  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 6 Curry leaves (Meethi Neem), chopped


Step 1:

  • Grind the spinach in a blender by adding a little water.

Step 2:

  • In a large bowl mix together the yogurt, milk, spinach puree, salts and cumin powder.

Step 3:

  • For the tadka, heat the oil in a small skillet and add the mustard seeds. Let them crackle then add the curry leaves.

Step 4:

  • Sprinkle it on top of the raita along with some red chili pepper. Serve it cool.