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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