Curd – The taste of India

What is a Raita?
It is a recipe in which the taste of spices meets the health of curd and veggies.
Indian way of cooking does a lot of experiment with curd or dahi.  One of those results in making raita. It is a recipe in which chopped vegetables, fruits, and spices are added to yogurt. The spices usually include jeera, chilly powder, pepper, salt, along with garlic. But, there is no frontier to the varieties of vegetables and fruits  that can be experimented with raita.
Among fruits, pineapple, cucumber, mango, and the pomegranate raita  are very popular. Talking about the veggies, spinach, beetroot, mint, coriander, lady’s finger, onion and potato raita are worth relishing.
It obvious if your mouth has already started watering. Time to prepare raita as it has a list of health benefits that come along. These fruits and vegetables are rich in roughage and yogurt itself is so nutritious. It contains bacteria which is good for the digestive system, Surprisingly, even being a milk product, it help in burning your fats. Adding more to it, it also maintains your blood pressure. So, should it be presumed that raita is going to be an essential part of your diet.
At Chowki, we serve lehsuni raita  that contains an honest quality of curd and an honest effort of making it delicious.



The Milky world of Indian cuisine

Children in our country can’t sleep without granny narrating the tale and a glass of milk. Thick, fluid, hard, spongy; the milk and its derived products exist in many states of matter and definitely all are delightful in taste.

Milk and milk products are an indispensable part of Indian cuisine; be it in the form of curd, raita, Khoya, butter, buttermilk, sweet dish and the list is probably endless.They complete an Indian meal not only from the point of view of taste but nutrition. Vitamin-D contained in milk helps in strengthening the bone density. Milk is also an excellent source of protein. Thus, grabbing a mug of milk is something you should always do after jogging.

Nearly 50-55% of total milk production in India is used to make other products. Even Indian tea and coffee can’t do without lactose input. Milk tops the list in having the maximum array of nutrients.

Try delicious North-Indian recipes made more mouth-watering with milk, visit Chowki – a delivery restaurant in South Delhi.

Photo: Stevie Mann