Broccoli Raita is an easy and healthy Indian accompaniment made using fresh yogurt, grated broccoli, ginger, and few spices. It comes together in so quickly and can be paired with any Indian meal. Here is how to make it.
Broccoli – Wash, pat dry and grate it. You can finely chop but I like the texture grated broccoli adds to this recipe.
Ginger – Wash, peel and grate ginger.
Yogurt – Whisk the yogurt until smooth to make this Raita. If it’s too thick, you can add in a little water or milk to thin it out. Also, make sure that the yogurt is not sour, otherwise, it will ruin the overall taste.
Dried Red & Green Chilies – Chilies add in a perfect heat in this Raita. If you do not want it to be spicy or making it for kids, you can skip adding them.
Seasonings – Flavor this raita with salt and chaat masala and adjust the seasoning according to your taste.
How to make Broccoli Raita?
1. Heat ½ teaspoon of oil in a pan. Add cumin (jeera) seeds and dried red chilies. Let them splutter. Then add green chilies, and ginger, and sauté for few seconds.
2. Add chopped broccoli, and sauté for 2-3 minutes till the broccoli is cooked well. Cool the mixture before adding to the yogurt.
3. Whisk yogurt until smooth using a wire whisk.
4. Add sautéed broccoli mixture, salt, and chaat masala. Taste at this stage to make sure the amount of salt and spices is enough.
5. Broccoli Raita is ready. Serve chilled.
Broccoli raita can be served along with your everyday meals which include Sabzi, Chapati, Dal, Rice, Paratha, etc. It tastes great with Biryani and Pulao too, and instantly lifts up the flavor when mixed with these dishes. Also, it makes for a great snack so you can have it between your meals whenever you feel hungry.
Tips & Variations
- Use Greek Yogurt to make it Keto or low carb friendly.
- If the raita becomes too thick add some milk.
- Adding milk to the yogurt helps from turning sour. If you are using fresh yogurt then skip it.
- Saute broccoli and ginger as the raw broccoli and ginger don’t taste great with this raita. You can also add some grated carrots to this recipe.
- Add finely chopped mint(pudina) or coriander leaves