Scorching heat, sweaty bodies, dehydration and whatnot, it’s that time of year again. With the temperature rising to 45-50 degrees C, it is obligatory to take care of ourselves, otherwise the consequences can be dangerous. According to several health experts and nutritionists, our bodies need to be hydrated from the inside out. This makes it essential for us to drink more water, as less water in the body can lead to various ailments. Besides water, there are many cooling recipes that you can add to the daily diet. For example, juices, coolers, curd based recipes and more. Indeed, summers give us plenty of reasons to enjoy our favorite recipes.
Out of all these recipes, lassi and raita are two of the most preferred recipes consumed in India. Curds are one of the perfect summer-friendly foods that are packed with protein and calcium. It cools your body and aids in digestion. And what could be better than having it with lip-smacking and super refreshing summer fruits? We don’t recommend anything! So, here we bring you a list of 5 fruit raita recipes that can be perfect with your summer meal. Let’s start.
Here is a list of 5 Fruit Raita Recipes You Must Try:
Mixed Fruit Raita – Our recommendation?
Let’s start with our favorite. The one that is not only refreshing, but also pampers to the core. Here we bring you a mixed fruit raita recipe, which can be considered a tasty and healthy substitute for a creamy fruit bowl. Read the full recipe here.
Next up is this delectable combination of curd and lychee. For summers, these two things together give a refreshing, cooling and sweet taste to the buds. Try making this lychee raita this season. Click here for the recipe.
The best time to buy this fruit is from March to June, but pineapple is propagated all year round. They are extremely high in manganese and vitamin C. With so many pineapple benefits, here we bring you an easy summer recipe. The sweet yet savory taste of this pineapple raita gives an unexpected twist to the main course. Find the recipe here.
If you love mangoes, your name will be all over this mango raita recipe. Besides as a side dish with your dinner, you can also serve it as a delicious dessert.
How to make it:
- 1 mango
- 1 tsp sugar (optional)
- A pinch of saffron
- 1 cup curd
- Some almonds to garnish
Steps to make
- Take curds in a bowl, add saffron infused water and honey (optional). Beat until the yogurt is smooth and everything is well mixed.
- Add mango pieces and slivered almonds. Serve and enjoy.
5. Grape Raita
Now this raita tastes delicious as a side dish with biryani or Kashmiri Pulao. You can make it by using any grapes you like – black or green.
How to make it:
- 1 cup curd (thick curd)
- 1/2 cup green grapes (chopped)
- Sugar (optional)
- half tsp Roasted Jeera Powder
- Red chili powder to taste
- Take thick curds (along with malai) in a mixing bowl and beat until smooth and creamy.
- Add salt and sweetener if necessary and beat again until sugar is dissolved.
- Add chopped grapes, roasted cumin powder, and red chili powder. Mix again.
- Garnish with mint leaves and you’re done.
Try these recipes at home and let us know what you think in the comment section below. Happy Cooking!