Monday, 22 July 2013

Strawberry Raita/Thayir Pachadi

   Raita/thayir paccahadi is a yogurt based salad traditionally served in India with biryani/pulav or any variety rice. With plenty of strawberries in hand, my innovations with strawberries doesn't seem to end. I made tomato rice for lunch yesterday and  while making raita the idea of adding strawberries flashed in.

      Strawberries - 1/2 a dozen + 1 for decoration
      Coriander - few leaves
      Greek Style yogurt - 2 cups
      Red onion - 1
      Black Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp or Green chillies(chopped)  - 1/2 tsp
      Salt - 1/4 tsp      


       Step 1:
        Thinly slice red onion and wash them in a bowl of water . Chop strawberries(reserving one for decoration) and coriander

    Step 2:
     Add the chopped onions and coriander with the yogurt and mix it with a spatula

Step 3:
 Using the peppercorn grinder add some cracked pepper,salt and mix well again. Green chillies or pepper powder can be used instead of cracked pepper

Step 4:
     Garnish with corainder and decorate by placing the strawberry at the centre

1 comment:

Rachel Cotterill said...

I love strawberries with black pepper, but the idea of putting them with onions & other spices hadn't occurred to me. Looks interesting :)