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Spinach Raita

Spinach Raita is a tasty Indian Yogurt Dip which is served as a side along with any rice preparation. Provides a cool effect to the hot & fiery main course.
Author Priya Lakshminarayan


  • 1 tsp oil
  • 3-4 curry leaves
  • 2 green chillies
  • 6-7 small onions
  • 2 cups spinach
  • Salt
  • 3 cups yogurt
  • Salt as required
  • 1 tbsp coriander cumin powder
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 2 dried red chillies


  • Heat oil in a pan. Fry curry leaves, green chillies and small onions for 2 minutes. Then add the chopped spinach and salt.
  • Saute for 2 more minutes till the spinach gets cooked. Take it off the flame and keep it aside for now. Meanwhile, add yogurt in a mixing bowl. Whisk it till it becomes smooth. Add salt, coriander cumin powder and mix it together. Add the sauteed spinach mixture in it. In a tadka pan, temper mustard seeds, urad dal and dried red chillies. Pour this tadka over the yogurt. Give it a good mix.
  • Refrigerate it till it's time to be served.


You can use regular onions instead of baby onions.
Add grated cucumber to the raita to give it a different taste.