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.



Quench your hunger with something sweet

We endeavour to make this season more memorable by talking about some sugar coated  recipes that suit the interest of Hindu fasting yet experiments with the taste.
We endeavour to make this season more memorable by talking about some sugar coated  recipes that suit the interest of Hindu fasting yet experiments with the taste.
Go sweet with khoya til laddoo
It’s for sure that your will receive enough calories with something sweet. So, why not to try khoya til laddoo. Khoya is basically the dried whole milk. The roasted and  grinded sesame seeds are mixed with khoya and powdered sugar. Believe us, it is the replacement chocolates.
Mix of fruity flavours – Fruit Raita
Finely chop different fruits of your choice say  pineapple, oranges, banana and mix them in yogurt salted with rock salt and spiced up with pepper and roasted sesame seeds. It will compensate for the tooty fruity ice-cream to be avoided in the fasting season.
Saboodana kheer that smells heaven
The fine saboodana is blended in hot sweet milk and fragmented with cardamom and saffron. The kheer tastes awesome, sabo tastes like jelly crystals. Try this kheer and you won’t mind if Navratri season stays the entire year.
After being informed about these recipes, we hope that these nine days become  more pleasant for you.

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