Raw Banana Raita Recipe

Raitas are a yogurt based condiment served along side the many Indian dishes. It is an essential part of the thali menu in Indian cuisine. There are various types of raitas which we make on a day to day basis, ranging from cucumber, tomato, onion, mixed vegetables to name a few.  Curd (Dahi / Yogurt), Raw Banana, Cumin powder (Jeera), Ginger, Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu), White Urad Dal (Whole), Dry Red Chilli, Curry leaves, Salt   250 grams Curd (Dahi / Yogurt) 1 Raw Banana 1 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera) , roasted 1/2 teaspoon Ginger , grated 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu) 1/4 teaspoon White Urad Dal (Whole) 1 Dry Red Chilli 1 sprig Curry leaves Salt , to taste     10   5     To begin making Raw Banana Raita Recipe, pressure cook the plantain or raw banana for 2 whistles using a pressure cooker.Once it is cooked, peel the skin, grate it using a fine grater and keep aside.Add the yogurt to a big bowl and whisk it into a creamy consistency.To this add the grated plantain or the raw banana, grated ginger, cumin powder, salt and mix well.Now heat oil in a small tadka pan, add mustard seeds, urad dal and let it crackle.Add the red chilli and curry leaves and let it splutter.Pour this tadka over the raita and sprinkle a pinch of cumin powder on top.Serve the Raw Banana Raita along with Vegetable Biryani and Salad for the weekend lunch.