Tag Archives: Raita

Bengan Bharta Raita

Bengan Bharta Raita is one of the famous home cooking recipe of Pakistan. My grandma makes the best….. Try it with besan ki roti in summer and I am sure you are going to love it. It tastes a bit like Babaganouge (Lebanese dip) but without lemon and Tahini………

Ayesha's kitchen

Ayesha’s kitchen

Ingredients:

  • 1 aubergine/ eggplant (large size)
  • 1 red onion chopped
  • 1 tomato chopped

FOR RAITA

  • ½ kg full cream yogurt
  • 1 small green chilli
  • A handful of fresh coriander
  • A handful of fresh mint leaves
  • Some salt to season

Procedure:

-In a mortar and pestle, crush green chilli, coriander and mint. Add yogurt and mix. Season with some salt.

-Grill aubergine on naked fire until its skin starts blistering and it gets extra soft and watery from inside. (use tongs to change sides)

-Remove from flame and put it on a plate. Now holding one side with tongs start scraping the burnt skin with a sharp knife. Take off all the skin.

-Mash the pulp in mortar and pestle and add it to the raita we made.

-Add chopped onion and tomatoes and mix. Refrigerate for 1 hr before serving.

Dhaniya Raita

Dhaniya Raita is the most popular condiment in Pakistani condiment menu. You can have it with anything; BBQ, Biryani, Pulao, Paratha, anything!

Ayesha's Kitchen

Ayesha’s Kitchen

Ingredients:

  • A bunch of fresh green coriander
  • 1 kg fresh natural style yogurt
  • Some salt
  • 1 green chilli

Procedure:

Take a good quality marble mortar and pestle and crush coriander and green chilli to fine paste. Now add salt and mix. Stir in yogurt. Pour the whole mixture in a gravy boat or any other bowl. Garnish with some coriander leaves and serve as a condiment.