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Smoked Almond Raita

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Times Food
19th September, 2019 13:20 IST

Most North Indian dishes are served with a side of raita. One of the most used accompaniments gets yet another interesting rendition. Smoked Almond raita is a unique take on the otherwise done and dusted recipe. Prepared using smoked flaked almonds mixed in yogurt with an array of spices, this recipe will definitely steal the show at any function or event. This is an easy to make recipe which will set your culinary skills one notch above everybody else’s. If you are bored of preparing and eating the usual onion raita, boondi raita or bottle gourd raita, give your taste buds a new and refreshing change with this smoked almond raita. Along with variety this dish also brings good health to the table. The benefits of almonds are widely known and heard about. Almonds contain a lot of healthy fats, vitamin E, dietary fibres as well as magnesium and protein. It helps in lowering blood sugar levels, lowering cholesterol and even aids weight loss. So provide your loved ones with utmost nourishment with this delicious raita. If you think your food is too simple or missing something, prepare this raita and make your meal extraordinary. Add this raita to the menu of your next kitty party, potluck, buffet or an intimate lunch or dinner that you host and watch your family and friends become a fan of your cooking forever. Follow this step by step procedure to make this dish in less than 15 minutes and enjoy with your loved ones.

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup flaked almonds

1 cup yoghurt (curd)

1/2 teaspoon cumin powder

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

0 salt as required

1/2 teaspoon black salt

2 teaspoon garlic

1 teaspoon coriander leaves

2 teaspoon sunflower oil

1 tablespoon ghee

How to make Smoked Almond Raita

Step 1

To start making this one of a kind raita, first take a bowl and add yoghurt in it. Whisk it well. In the add jeera (cumin) powder, black pepper powder, salt, black salt, and roasted garlic. Mix gently.

Step 2

In another bowl, add almond flakes. Make a small bowl like structure out of the aluminum foil, and place it in the center of the bowl with almond flakes. Place 2-3 small pieces of hot coal in the aluminum foil. And pour some ghee on top of it. Immediately cover the bowl with another aluminium foil. Keep it covered fro 10-15 minutes so that the almonds are smoked properly.

Step 3

Once done, remove the foil and the coal from the almonds and add these smoked almonds to the prepared yogurt raita and mix gently. Serve the raita topped with chopped fresh coriander leaves and smoked almond flakes.

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