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 friends...so 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:
Jyoti of The Veggie Hut
Rachana of Veggie Fare
Latha of A Peek into My Kitchen
Gita of Gita's Kitchen
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 snack-time...it 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.