Spinach raita


Now we all know about cucumber raita, I mean I literally make cucumber raita with every Sunday meal.

I was reading one of Madhur Jeffery’s cook books when I came across the side dishes section and in that section she had a different kind of raita, one I had never heard of before.

Spinach raita. Let me just tell you about this raita, it is super quick, super easy to make, it was made even before I could make a cup of coffee, that is how quick it took to make it.

Seeing as this was the first time making this dish, I was all eager to hear from my parents how they liked it and my all time favourtie question to ask whenever I try something new, if I had to make it again, would they eat it. Their verdict they were pleasantly surprised and actually liked it.


  • 2 x cups, spinach.
  • 2 x cups plain yoghurt.
  • Salt to taste.
  • ¼ x tsp chilli powder.
  • 1/4 x tsp jeera powder.


  • Place the spinach in a bowl and pour boiling water to cover it.
  • Leave in the dish till it wilts.
  • Drain off the hot water and rinse under cold water.
  • Squeeze out all the water from the spinach leaves, chop it up and set aside.
  • In another bowl, whisk together the yoghurt, chilli powder, salt and jeera powder till well combined.
  • Fold in the spinach leaves and give it a good stir so that everything is well combined.
  • Garnish with jeera powder.

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