coconut raita

coconut raita

I’ve always found that when it comes to Indian food, the accompanying dishes are just as important as the centrepiece of the meal. When it comes to a particularly hot and spicy curry, there’s nothing better than pairing it with a cool raita. Lots of traditional recipes use yogurts in this recipe, and I think coconut yogurt would also work well in this raita to give it a nice, tangy flavour. However, today I made a raita using coconut cream to give a mild taste, and bring out the other refreshing flavours. I made quite a twist on the classic raita by also adding some lime juice to pair with the cucumber and mint. I think this makes a nice change on a typical recipe, and I think you could also enjoy it with poppadoms or naan bread as an appetiser.

 

coconut raita

serves 4-6 as a side

ingredients

2/3 cup (160ml) coconut cream

large piece cucumber (75g)

1 tbsp lime juice

1/4 cup (small bunch) mint leaves

pinch salt, to taste

 

method

1. Add all of the ingredients into a blender, and blend until fairly smooth. Only blast the ingredients quickly, so that some small chunks of cucumber and bits of mint remain for texture. Pour into a dish and top with some mint leaves to serve.

 

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