Birthday Raita

Bird Chili RaitaThanksgiving may be around the corner, but that doesn’t mean POD’s not still providing. These hot little numbers will make a nice contributions to the birthday husband’s Indian feast.

Mooli ka Raita from Pushpesh Pant’s India Cookbook
1 mooli (daikon, although this one will feature POD radishes), peeled and grated
2 1/4 c. plain yogurt
1 green chili, de-seeded and chopped
1 tsp cumin seeds, roasted and ground
cilantro leaves, chopped

Put the mooli and the yogurt in a large bowl. Add all the ingredients, season with salt and mix well. Chill 30 minutes before serving.


2 thoughts on “Birthday Raita

  1. Bravo! It’s nice to see people cooking Indian food at home. The link to the book is landing on something weird, but I’m going to research that book. Another one, if you’re interested and not already aware of, is Classic Indian Cooking by Julie Sahni. I feel like it’s my Joy of Cooking of Indian food.

    1. Thanks for the tip. Indian’s gotta’ be one of my favorite foods to cook (and eat). And the house always smells so good afterward! I’ve updated the link — it’s directed to Amazon now, instead of indiebound. Hope that works and I hope all’s well in your world…

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