Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Pineapple Raitha


       Our first meeting with Pineapple Raitha, was at a restaurant in a small town, tucked away in rural Maharashtra,India . It was love at first sight! This  simple rustic homey place was situated by the fields  and used all the produce that they grew, farm fresh eggs, poultry, veggies and  exotic fruits like figs. The food used to be fresh and flavorful beyond words! 

         So far we have not been able to replicate that taste and flavor and we usually blame it on the pineapple!;-) but you and we know better....some dishes just cannot be the same !

 So until our next trip there ....we make do with this recipe.....

Ingredients: serves 4

Fresh or canned pineapple chunks: 1&1/2 cup
Yogurt: plain 3-4 cups
Sugar: 1-2 tbsp
Salt: to taste
Red chili Powder: 1 tsp
Cumin powder: 1 tsp
Chaat Masala: ½ tsp (optional)

In a bowl whip yogurt, sugar, salt, ½ tsp red chili powder, ½ tsp cumin powder and chaat masala till it is nice and creamy. Mix in the pineapple chunks and garnish with the rest of red chili powder, cumin powder and finely chopped cilantro. Serve chilled. Pineapple raita goes very well with spicy curries and biryani. Print Friendly and PDF

20 comments:

  1. WOW! That is new to me, looks lovely, sweet and tangy Pineapple in Raita.

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  2. love pineapple raita...my favorite with biryani...looks lovely

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  3. Looks so fresh and fruity raita. Nice presentation.

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  4. mmmmmmmmm..che buono! complimenti!

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  5. wow.looks so inviting. love to indulge in it.

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  6. Wow...now tats wat i call delicious...

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  7. I have never had raitha with pineapple .Sounds interesting!!

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  8. This is so new to me and wow what a idea...must be just yum...looks so gud

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  9. Just discovered your blog and love the recipes. Hope you get a chance to visit My Dream Canvas. Take care Anu

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  10. Wow how did I miss your blog...such a lovely presentation...first time here and i would sure love to follow your blog....

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  11. wow pineapple raitha i like any raitha ..this oineapple sure it will be delicious one ..with biriyani woo
    btw thanks for the comments yarr.i really missed ur space.sure will come often..following u yarr

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  12. HEY thanks for such a lovely comment in my blog....nice one....
    You have a lovely blog and i liked it a lot...please do visit my blog regularly....
    And the pineapple raitha was too good....i loved the colour and was neatly presented too.....thanks for sharing...

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  13. Looks tempting. Wonderful click. Love ur blog.

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  14. This is my first time to your blog and I loved the picture on your header. It is simply awesome!

    Your cluster beans look just the way my bua used to make, I haven't made cluster beans in years now as the husband isn't too fond of it and I don't care too much for them either, but believe me when I say this, I can't wait to go the Indian store and buy some cluster beans and make them your way. Looks really appetising!

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  15. I am not able to post comment on your handmade paper post...i liked those papers....Great work with colors and design

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  16. Thanks all :)
    Ss: wonder why u cannot post a comment on handmade paper, looks like things have resolved :) thanks for your compliment :)

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  17. wow, that looks great, thanx for the recipe, never thought of pineapple and yogurt!!, thanks for your comments...

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  18. Pineapple raitha sounds so delicious...beautiful presentation..
    Thanks for stopping by ..this is a wonderful space, will be back often.

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