24 April 2013

KEERAI THANDU RAITA/SPINACH STEM MIXED WITH CURD RAITA


My mom's makes this keerai(spinach) thandu(stem) raita when she makes keerai(spinach) kootu... I don't like to add thandu while making kootu,the reason is keerai cooks in no time but thandu(stem) takes longer time to cook,so the color of keerai(spinach) changes.
I like my greens to be fresh and the keerai(spinach) which I get in fair price have thick stems and it takes longer time to cook and if it's uncooked while having it with rice it doesn't taste good... So without wasting it I make this raitha ...  These tastes great for briyani and it’s a healthy one... A change from the usual onion raita, the onion added gives a slight mellow taste... So if you haven't tried give a try and stay healthy...



Ingredients:

Keerai thandu - 3/4 cup(chopped)
Shallots - 3
Tomato - 4 pieces 
Curd - 1/2 cup
Sugar - a pinch
Salt - to taste

To Temper:
Oil - 1/3 tsp
Mustard - 1/8 tsp
Urad dal - 1/8 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Dried red chilly - 2

Method:

Chop the keerai thandu roughly,take a pan add in 1/3 cup of water and boil till its cooked,and drain the excess water and set a said.

Take a kadai pour in oil add the ingredients under "To Temper" and roast till the urad dal turns light brown.

Then add in shallots and tomato saute for a min or 2 and add chopped keerai thandu and saute for 2 mins and set a said to cool down.

Allow to cool down completely and pour in curd and little salt,sugar and mix well.

Serve raita with briyani or as veg accompaniments and enjoy! 



Notes:

If the keerai thandu your using is thin,you can skip the first step and cook while sauteing,but don't add in water,if you feel its dry just sprinkle some and cook it with closed lid.

Don't saute the onions for longer time, the crunchiness of the onion is good. Allow to cool the mixture completely or the curd might leave out lots of water.


Keep Smiling!:)

Revathi

38 comments:

  1. perfect for summer.. healthy too..

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  2. Lovely.. Drooling over here..Looks yummy Revathi :-)

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  3. hi revathy,
    thanks for visiting and following my blog..urs is a beautiful space..really i cant take my eyes off from this drooling pics...happily following you back:)

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    1. Rani thanks a lot for ur lovely comments

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  4. Delicious Raita..Neat presentation and nice clicks

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  5. Droolworthy and irresistible dish...

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  6. Revathi, truly samayal to impress... :-)

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  7. this is new to me revathi, and a great blog

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    1. Shylaashree thanks for dropping by...

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  8. Hi dear thanks for droping in my space. Happy to follow u too.

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    1. Hi sushmita thanks for dropping by

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  9. looks so delish... thanks for visiting my space.. glad to follow you back...

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  10. My kind of veggie side dish. I adore anything with yogurt/curd. Perfect for rice.

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  11. Lovely way to use the stem portion of the greens.. Very simple and delicious dish..
    Happy to have visited your blog and glad to follow u..:)
    Happy blogging..
    Reva

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    1. Yea i have ur name....revathi thanks for joining in

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  12. Hi Revathi, Thanks for following me. happy to follow back

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  13. Loved this interesting raita, very yummy, will try it surely. Thanks for dropping by my space dear.

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  14. Loved this idea of spinach stem raita

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