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Monday, December 19, 2011

Grapes, Pomegranate and Cucumber Dip (Angoori Anar aur Kheera Raita)

North Indian Vegetarian Dips Special
Grapes, Pomegranate and Cucumber Dip (Angoori Anar aur Kheera Raita)

Ingredients:
Set Thick Curd- 1 Cup
Grapes (Angoor)- 1/4 Cup, Chopped
Pomegranate (Anar)-1/4 Cup
Cucumber (Kheera)- 1/4 Cup, Grated
Onion- 1 Small, Finely Chopped
Black Salt (Kala Namak)- 1/2 Tsp.
Roasted Cumin Powder (Kuta Bhuna Jeera)- 1/2 Tsp.
Red Chilli Powder (Kuti Lal Mirch)- 1/2 Tsp.
Lemon Juice (Nimbu)- 1 Tbsp.
Crushed Black Pepper Powder (Kuti Kali Mirch)- To Taste
Fresh Coriander Leaves (Dhaniya)- 2 Tbsp.

Method:
Whisk the Curd; add Black Salt, Roasted Cumin Powder, Red Chilli Powder, Lemon Juice, Crushed Black Pepper Powder and pinch of Salt to it
Add Grapes, Pomegranate, Cucumber, Onions and Mix it properly
Raita should not be of a Creamy Texture, neither too Thick nor too Watery
Add 1 Tbsp. of Water if needed
Garnish it with Fresh Coriander and Sprinkle some Pomegranate Seeds
Serves as a Perfect Accompaniment to Stuffed Indian Flat Bread (Paranthas) and Rice Varieties (Pulao/Biryani)!!

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