Find a few healthy dips that can be used as a dip for summer. They will go with vegetable sticks, savory snacks, rice, and Indian breakfast.
A cooling side dish for hot summer days . It is easy to make and requires less time to prepare. With Yogurt and Mint leave as the vital ingredients, Mint Raita is a healthy side dish that can help with your digestion. All the ingredients are easily available.
- 1¼ cups Plain Yogurt)
- 1/2 cup loosely packed Mint Leaves
- 2 tablespoon Chopped Coriander Leaves
- Salt to taste
- A pinch of Black Salt (optional)
- ¼ teaspoon Sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon roasted Cumin Powder
- 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
Wash the mint and cilantro leaves thoroughly in water and drain off the excess water.
Take 1/2 cup mint leaves, 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves, 2 tablespoons yogurt and salt in a blender until it becomes a smooth paste.
Whip the remaining yogurt in a bowluntil it becomes smooth.
Add the mint paste, 1/2 teaspoon roasted cumin powder and a pinch of black salt into the whipped yogurt.
Add Onion/Cucumber to this and mix well. Mint Raita is ready to be served.
- This is a dip everyone can enjoy during summer.
- Vata and Kapha can enjoy moderately and Pitta can enjoy often!
Coconut Cilantro Chutney
This is a popular South Indian dip very refreshing and equally yummy! As of with Mint Raita Dip, it goes with any roasted veggies, snacks or rice.
- Coconut: One cup
- Cilantro leaves: A quarter cup
- Green Chili: 1 (Optional)
- Red Onion: One, cut into small pieces
- Salt: As needed
- Lime juice: 1 teaspoon
- Water: As needed
Take all the ingredients and grind into fine paste in a blender. You may make into a required consistency by adding more or less water.
- Fresh coconut makes the chutney to look and taste better, however you may use any form of coconut.
- Thick chutney goes well rice and breakfast snacks, and thin chutney goes well with vegetables and dry snacks.
- Vata and Pitta people can enjoy this Chutney often and Kapha people can enjoy moderately.