Spinach Raita

I always have spinach stocked in my refrigerator and if im running short of any veggies, it is dear old spinach to the rescue. I needed to make some raitha yesterday morning and I quickly whipped this up since the vegetable tray had only spinach. Really easy-peasy! So the next time you have to make raitha, do try this for a variation from the regular cucumber-tomato-onion raita.


  • Spinach – 1 bunch (cleaned and super finely chopped)
  • Curd – 1/2 litre (whisked to a smooth texture)
  • Red Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Jeera Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Amchur powder – 1 tsp
  • Pepper powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Kala Namak – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Cooking oil – 1 tsp


  • In a non-stick wok, heat the oil and fry the super finely chopped spinach till it is cooked well and all the water content has evapourated .
  • Once the spinach is cooked, combine all the ingredients mentioned, in a bowl and stir well. Voila! (told you it was easy-peasy!).
  • Serve with any flavoured rice/pulao or even your favourite paranthas – good combo.

This one is off to ‘Think spice: Think Amchoor‘ hosted this month by Bhagyashri.

11 responses to “Spinach Raita

  1. Awesome!!

  2. Very attractive and colorful! Really easy too..Will surely try this out.

  3. Hey Madhuri,
    My mom makes similar kind of a raita….just that she doesnt use pepper powder as she thinks it over powers the other flavours….:)and i can vote this one to be YUMMMMMMMMMMMMYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

  4. Thanks ladies!
    Suma, yeah do try it out and let me know if you liked it.

  5. Such a elegant raita, looks fantastic and one of my fav raita, eventhough none at home like this..best way to absorb the iron na..

  6. Good one.. spicy yet soothing with yogurt..I love raita

  7. Another one dish to use my leftover spinach..good!!

  8. Thanks Sunita and Daisyblue 🙂

  9. I make a similar raita with spinach with slightly different seasonings :-). This one is even simpler than that

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s