Cucumber Raita – One of the easiest of the lot.
Grate cucumber(1),add chopped green chillies(2-3) and salt.Mix curd(beaten lightly).Season with mustard and curry leaves in oil.Tastes great with rice,as well as rotis.
Capsicum Raita – My ma-in-laws recipe.
Cut capsicum(1) and onions(1) into thin slices.In a kadai,splutter mustard seeds,add curry leaves,onions and fry till the onions turn golden brown.Add the capsicum and fry till they become soft.Let it cool a bit and add beaten curd and salt to taste.
Bitter gourd pachadi – Can be made with fresh bitter gourd or bitter gourd kondattams.
If using fresh bitter gourd-chop bitter gourd into thin round slices-apply salt and deep fry till golden brown and crisp.(1)
If using kondattams-Deep fry the kondattams and keep aside.(1/2 cup)-Chop green chillies(2-3)and add to curd(slightly beaten).Add seasoning-mustard seeds and curry leaves in oil.
Mashed potatoes in curd – Kooka chirdillelle
Cook and mash the potatoes(2) and keep aside.
Add salt and green chillies to slightly beaten curd and add the mashed potatoes.
Prepare seasoning in a pan with mustard and curry leaves in oil.
Add to the potato curd mix.
Beat the curd well with the beater or blend in a mixie.
Add haldi and salt.
Prepare seasoning in a pan with mustard,curry leaves,red and green chillies in oil.
Add to the curd.