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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Purple Raita

There are some sides that are colorful, nutritious, flavorful and take just minutes to put together. This dish definitely falls under that category. ‘Raita’ is a popular accompaniment to an Indian meal and this yogurt based dip brings a very refreshing taste on the dining table.

There really isn’t much to list in terms of ingredients or cooking method. Beat 1 cup of yogurt and add ¼ cup of water to it. Add and mix half a cup of grated purple cabbage, salt, pepper and chat masala to the yogurt. Chill and serve!

Serving suggestions
·         With Biryani/Pulav/Rice/Paratha or as a dip.

·         You can add grated carrot to make the dish more colorful.
·         Green cabbage can be used in place of purple cabbage.
·         Small pieces of green chili can be added to get a little zing !

Interesting fact
Red cabbage juice (which is popularly known as purple cabbage) contains anthocyanin and can be used as a pH indicator (determination of acidity content).