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Spinach Raita

Spinach Raita Recipe

  • Author: Ashu Chawla
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x


Spinach or Palak Ka Raita is an easy and healthy raita recipe made with yogurt (curd), cooked spinach, and some spices. Can be served with Vegetable Biryani, Pulao, Parathas or eaten as it is.


  • 4 cups fresh yogurt
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 4 cups spinach (finely chopped)
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp mustard seeds
  • 2 dried red chilies
  • 1 tbsp black salt
  • 1 tbsp red chili flakes (or black pepper powder)
  • 1 tbsp cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp sugar (optional)


  1. Whisk the yogurt. Add water to get desired consistency. Add spices – sea salt, cumin powder, chili flakes, or red chili powder and sugar(optional) and mix.
  2. In a small pan, heat the oil on medium heat. Now add the mustard seeds, and dried red chilies. Let the mustard seeds crackle for few seconds then add chopped ginger and saute till the raw smell disappears. Add the chopped spinach and saute. You will see that spinach has started releasing water, saute till spinach gets dry.
  3. Remove the pan from heat and let the spinach cool. Add cooked mixture to the bowl, and mix well.
  4. Now chill the raita in the refrigerator for a couple of hours before serving. Sprinkle some pepper powder and stir well.


  • Adding milk to the yogurt helps it from turning sour. If you are using fresh yogurt then skip it.
  • Make sure to remove the stems, saute or steam spinach, because raw spinach doesn’t taste great with this raita. You can also saute green chilies with spinach. Grated carrots can also be added to this spinach raita.
  • In the recipe mentioned below, I have chopped the spinach and sauteed it in oil and then added it to the yogurt. However, you can also puree the spinach after sauteeing it if you do not like it coming into your mouth.
  • To make it keto-friendly, use greek yogurt.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Accompaniment, Side Dish, Snack
  • Cuisine: Indian


  • Calories: 743

Keywords: Palak Raita, Spinach Dip, Spinach Raita