Chukander raita – beetroot raita

8
10 minutes

Ingredients

Chukander raita

  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 3 large beetroots
  • 1kg Greek yoghurt
  • 1/4 tsp chilli powder
  • sugar to taste
  • salt to taste
  • pomegranate seeds

Method

1
In a heavy-based frying pan, dry roast the cumin seeds over a low heat until the seeds darken and release a nutty fragrance. Grind the roasted cumin in a spice grinder or crush them in a pestle and mortar
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
2
Peel the beetroot and grate into a large bowl, setting a small amount aside to garnish
  • 3 large beetroots
3
In a separate bowl, beat the yoghurt with a wooden spoon or balloon whisk until smooth. Add the ground cumin and chilli powder, then mix to combine. Add sugar and salt to taste
  • salt to taste
  • 1kg Greek yoghurt
  • 1/4 tsp chilli powder
  • sugar to taste
4
Add the spiced yoghurt to the grated beetroot and mix until the beetroot is coated in yoghurt. Season to taste. The raita can be made the day before serving and chilled in the refrigerator. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and the reserved grated beetroot to serve
  • pomegranate seeds