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Aloo Raita

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Aloo Raita

  • Veg
  • 10 mins
  • Serves 1
  • Easy



Aloo raita, is a combination dish composed of curd, green chilli, and boiled potatoes. Raita itself is an Indian side dish made of chopped cucumbers, yoghurt, and spices. Aloo is what potatoes are referred to as in Indian cuisine. The dish is garnished with sliced coriander. This particular raita is rather luscious and can be eaten with dal, curries, or rice.

Health Benefits

The main ingredient of aloo raita is the potato, which is proven to help control diabetes, fight cancer, and improve bone strength. Potatoes do not contain cholesterol and as such prevent inflammation and heart diseases. They are also a good supply of essential vitamins and nutrients:

  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin B6
  • Magnesium
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How to Make It

  1. Beat the curd or yoghurt in a basin until it’s thick and even.
  2. Add green chilli, powdered red chilli, cumin powder, and salt.
  3. Add the cubes of potato and gently stir so that the cubes don’t break.
  4. Garnish the resulting combination with the remaining red chilli, cumin powders,
    green chilli, and coriander leaves.
  5. Serve your aloo raita cold or chilled with, rice or naan and dal.
    Note: Naan is leavened bread usually in the shape of a teardrop baked in a tandoor, an Indian clay oven.
  6. Pour in sweet chutney, to add a novel twist to your procedure. You can temporarily preserve your aloo raita in a stainless steel Vaya Tyffyn lunchbox where you can easily retrieve it when you are ready to eat.


The potato comes in behind wheat, rice, and maize as the fourth largest food crop in the world. Potatoes were first cultivated by the Incans from around 8, 000 BC to 5000 BC in Peru.

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