Saturday, March 6, 2010

Another Award + Fruity Yoghurt Side Dish

My fantabulous blogger friend who blogs @ Joy of Cooking...Jagruti has bestowed this Tag Award upon me...She is a wonderful blogger who has an eye-catching blog and equally eye-catching recipes...not only Indian but also from different corners of the world...Thanks, Jagruti for this Tag award...awesome of you to think about me!

This award comes with certain rules...the first rule being that you link and mention the person that tagged you(Jagruti, how can I forget you?)...secondly, I need to pass it on to seven blogger I have chosen seven blogger friends randomly by picking names after assigning consecutive numbers to my blogger pals' names and asking my family to pick seven random numbers. The toughest part always is to pick just a certain number of blogger friends to tag. So here goes:

Rachana of Veggie Fare
Shahana of Me N My Apron
Daisy Blue of  Spicy Lounge
Love2cook of Love2cook-msia

Thank you for your awesome support and hope you enjoy these awards, my friends!

As part of the rules for accepting this award, I am also required to post one or more of my favorite pictures...which I will post next week...


Now, for today's Fruity Yoghurt Side Dish aka Fruity Raita with Dahi:

This is part of my ongoing effort to incorporate as many fruits and vegs. as possible into my family's daily diet...I always find that whenever we buy fruits, most of them tend to sit on the counter...isnt it funny how kids never reach for a fruit when it comes to is always the fried or sugary food that holds their attention. So now I sneak fruits just as much as vegs. into almost every meal.

This fruity yoghurt side dish or raita would be a great accompaniment to rotis, rice dishes or even as a sandwich-stuffer. The best part about this is that you can pack in multiple daily servings of fruits and vegs into one super-simple dish.

Recipe for Fruity Yoghurt Side Dish or Raita:

Prep/Cook Time: 10 minutes

Pears - 2 ripe but of crisp variety(like the Asian Pears), grated finely
Carrot - 1 grated finely
Cucumber - 1 seedless or de-seeded and grated finely
Tomato - 1 cut finely
Red Onion - 1 cut finely(optional - I have made these fruity yoghurt raitas with and without the onion)
Green chilli pepper - cut finely or slit in half
Yoghurt - 1 1/2 cups ( I like the thick Greek yoghurt variety - lowfat or nonfat for this dish but any variety should work good)
For seasoning: salt, pepper and cilantro

In a bowl, add all the ingredients and top with seasonings and mix well till well-combined.
Serve chilled or at room temp.

Asian Pear on FoodistaAsian Pear


  1. Congratulations on ur award!!!!!!

    Raitha looks rich and colourful :-)

  2. Congrats on your award Meena!! Can't wait for your pics to see...raita looks very colourful and yasty!! Enjoy the weekend....

  3. congrats on your award....
    raita looks yummy....

  4. So easy & so much healthy too...lovely click and congraz on your award meena...

  5. Congrats on ur award, buddy. Enjoy.

    And thats an extremely refreshing salad/raitha...very pleasing picture:)

  6. Congrats!!! very healthy raitha

  7. Congrats on the awards.The raita looks delicious and so healthy.

  8. congrats on your award and thanks for passing it to me. I have no idea about what to do with this. Can you please explain. You can email me. My email: lathagan{at}gmail{dot}com. Thanks meena. Oh the raitha looks yummy.

  9. Congrats on ur awards, raitha sounds fantastic..

  10. Raita looks yummy and delicious...

  11. Raita looks yummy with nice combination

  12. Congrats and thanks to your random numbers for passing on to me ;)
    Nice combo in the raitha !!

  13. hey congo for ur awards meena...raita looks very delicious n healthy too

  14. Congrats on the award and thanks for passing it to me:) Raita looks really refreshing!

  15. Congrats on your awards!!!
    Liked your multicolour raita!!

  16. Congrats on your award dear...thank you very much for passing it to me :)...fruit raita looks so colorful and yummy!

  17. the fruity raita looks very delicious and yummy. congrats on the awards.

  18. Congrats and another fruity dish :)


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