Fruit raita is the 3rd raita recipe of this season after sabudana and cucumber raita, and vegetable raita. Raita being a cooling side dish, is a perfect accompaniment for spicy Indian food. It is especially beneficial if eaten during summer as it’s good to have more of raw fruits, vegetables and curd in hot weather. However, we make this raita using only fruits and not vegetables. And trust me you, it tastes so yummy that, it can be eaten just like that as a mid-meal snack.
This fruit-based raita is pretty filling and can be eaten as a non-fattening snack on a vrat / fasting day. So if you are looking for recipes of cooling foods for summer or accompaniments or side dish or even healthy mid-meal snack recipes… this raita recipe could well be the answer. Fruits like apple, banana, black grapes, and orange along with spices such as Himalayan black salt, cumin seeds powder, and black pepper powder mixed in curd and milk is a truly delicious combination.
Fruit Raita Recipe
- 1 and half cup curd
- 1/4th cup milk
- 1/4th apple
- 1 banana
- 10-12 black grapes
- 10-12 green grapes
- 1 orange
- 10-12 mint leaves
- 3/4th tsp himalayan black salt kala namak
- 1/2 tsp roasted cumin seeds powder roasted jeera powder
- 1/3rd tsp black pepper powder
- Peel and cut apple and banana into pieces.
- Peel, and remove pith, skin, and seeds from orange pieces.
- Take curd in a large mixing bowl, add milk, and mix/whisk till the mixture becomes smooth. (Go on adding little milk at a time till you get the desired consistency. You may need to add more milk if you have thick curd.)
- Add kala namak, jeera powder, and black pepper powder. Whisk or mix properly using a spoon.
- Add fruits and mix properly.
- Tear mint leaves with your hands and add them in the bowl.
- Garnish with pomegranate seeds and mint leaves.
- You can use any seasonal fruits you like.
- Use fresh curd. Sour curd won't taste good in this raita.
- Refrigerate fruit raita. It tastes better cold.
- I don't add sugar in this raita as fruits add in the required sweetness. You can add a pinch of sugar if you want a sweeter raita.
- Some people don't eat pudina and kala namak while fasting. You can skip pudina in that case and use sendha namak instead of kala namak.