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Tindora Raita

18 Jun

tindora_raita
Dondakaya Perugu Pachadi.

Fresh raw tindora is grated and mixed with thick plain yogurt. It is finished with fried spices and cilantro. Serve tindora raita with steamed rice or with pulao etc…
Makes: around 2 Servings of Tindora Raita.

Ingredients:

Tindora 8 – 10
Plain Thick Yogurt 1 Cup
Salt To Taste
Cilantro few Sprigs

Talimpu:

Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal 1/4 tsp
Broken Dried Red Chiles 3 – 4
Asafoetida a Big Pinch
Curry Leaves 2
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Wash and finely chop cilantro leaves.
Wash, remove little bit of both ends and grate the tindora using thick side of a grater.

Heat oil in a pan, add all talimpu ingredients in order.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, remove from heat and add the chopped cilantro leaves.

Whisk yogurt in a bowl, add grated tindora, above talimpu and salt.
Mix well and serve tindora raita with steamed rice or with pulao etc…
Notes: Make sure tindora is raw.

Suggestions: You can also add silced green chiles along with red chiles if you wish.
Variations: Check other raita recipes here.
Other Names: Tindora Raita, Dondakaya Perugu Pachadi.