Monday, May 20, 2024

Pahadi Raita

 Pahadi Raita is cucumber raita which is Uttarakhand special raita . This raita went viral over the Instagram and so I thought of giving it a try , do try this yummy raita its lovely and unique in it's own way , this recipe calls for the addition of ground  and roughly pounded mustard seeds which hypes the taste and gives a lovely flavour . Do try this I am sure you are going to love it as a side when you pair it with Biryani or pulao. 


Crush the following ingredients listed below in a mortar and pestle

2 green chilli 

1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves

2 tsp finely chopped Mint leaves

4-6 small cloves of Garlic

small piece of ginger

salt to taste

1/4 tsp mustard seeds

1/4 tsp Whole cumin /Jeera

Other Ingredients

1/4 cup grated cucumber

1/2 cup well beaten Yogurt

1/4 tsp Haldi/ turmeric 

1/4 tsp Red chilli Powder


  • Crush all the Ingredients listed above in the mortar and pestle to form a paste.
  • Add this to the beaten yogurt , add haldi , red chilli powder.
  • Squeeze the juice from the grated cucumber before adding to the yogurt/Dahi 
  • You can add little water if you want a little free flowing / Runny consistency .
  • Adjust the seasoning as per your taste and serve with Biryani / Pulao ...YUM !!

Saturday, March 23, 2024

Beetroot Amla shots

 I lately tried this terrific combo for the first time and totally loved the refreshing taste, to be honest I was a little sceptical to try out but I was totally amazed by the taste and not to forget the health benefits these key ingredients  like Amla, beetroot give our body which is not only rich in Iron and is  proven to have great benefits for skin and hair care,  this  is definitely the one drink which I do think is a must in daily diet to detox your body . So without much delay let's go to the recipe.

Ingredients (serves 1 person )

2 med sized gooseberries (Amla) (chop and deseeded)

small piece of beetroot

2 tbsp desiccated coconut or could use fresh coconut

1 small piece of ginger

10-12 leaves of mint 

1/4 tsp of Jeera


  • Blitz all the Ingredients mentioned above to a fine paste and 1 glass of water and blitz it one more time.
  • Strain it with the help of the strainer and Serve.