Summer has finally set in..And thus starts my hunt for recipes that help in reducing the effects of the scorching summer. I was rummaging through my recipe books for a nice salad recipe and came across a simple mint and yoghurt salad recipe with salt and sugar. I added my own healthy twist to it and thus was born my healthy mint and yoghurt veggie raitha. Have it as an accompaniment with rotis or pulao/fried rice of your choice and you will feel the cooling effect of the mint and yoghurt combo for a long time after you have eaten it.
For the mint and yoghurt salad recipe, you would require :
Yoghurt/thick curd – 1 cup
Fresh mint leaves – a handful finely chopped
Half a cucumber – deseeded and finely chopped
Carrot – 1 small deseeded and finely chopped
Tomato – 1 finely chopped . You can remove/ retain the seeds as per your choice
Sugar – 1/2 tsp
Salt – to taste.
Place the curd in a bowl. Add sugar and salt and mix well. This will ensure that the salt and sugar mix evenly with the curd. Now mix all the other ingredients into the bowl and mix well. Check seasoning.
Refrigerate for atleast two hours. Serve with rotis or rice or eat it as it is as a salad.