Grape Raita not only makes an amazing side for your meals, you can just have bowls of this sweet & spicy dip just as is! For those of you who have not heard of a raita, it is basically a yogurt side/dip which can be flavored in multiple ways and mixed with a variety of ingredients to create a cooling side to your spicy Indian meals.
Him: Grape Raita?
Him: You mean raita with grapes in them?
Me (Now, a tad irritated): Yes.
Him: The fruit, grape?
Me (Exasperated!): Open your mouth!
Him: Oh Yum!
That really is an excerpt from our conversation when I made the grape raita guys. I have no idea if its commonly made, if it has a history or if my grandmother ever made it! But, I made it and we loved it and You for sure, will love it! 🙂
Now that the summer is son approaching, we have started to buy a lot of fruits. I am so thirsty all the time and we have decided to mininmse our sugar intake from those apparently sugar-laden sodas available. Note that I say minimize because my husband and me are wussies! We can’t go cold turkey on them! We decided that if we have some juicy fruits on our dining table, it should curb our temptations of reaching out to a soda can. I must tell you, I think it’s working!
Not only have we reduced our soda intake, I have also developed some brilliant recipes using those fruits. I never imagined they would inspire me so much! Anyways, since I saw these grapes on the table and I was going to make raita for a super spicy Biryani that Nachiket made, I decided to add these in.
I am so glad I decided to use grapes for the raita because it was just perfect! A sweet juicy blob of grape mixed in with savory creamy yogurt, Y-U-M-M-Y! I honestly ate a bowl of grape raita, just the raita after I finished my food.
Try this grape raita recipe and make sure you stock your house with grapes because this baby is going to be in demand!
You can have this Raita with:
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