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Dahi Tadka (Tempered Raita)

No Indian meal is complete without raita. Today I share a secret recipe of mine, Dahi Tadka, that is always high in demand. A perfect accompaniment for lunch or dinner.
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 cups curd
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1 small tomato finely chopped
  • 2 green chillies finely chopped
  • 1/2" piece of ginger finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder (jeera)
  • 1/2 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Chopper cordiander for garnish.

For the tadka (tempering)

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 4-5 curry leaves
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)

Instructions

  • Prepare the raita by adding the onions, tomatoes, green chillies, and ginger to well beaten curd.
  • Season it with salt, cumin powder, and red chilli powder.
  • For the tempering, heat oil in a tempering pan.
  • Add the mustard seeds and let them crackle. Add in the curry leaves.
  • Add the turmeric powder and pour it over the raita. Make sure you don't burn the turmeric.
  • The dahi tadka is ready to serve. Garnish it with chopped coriander.