Imagine there is a twig of fresh mint leaves in the center as garnish ;)
If you are from India, or if you love Indian food, then you would, by default, know about the one dish everyone loves, Biryani. I don't think any Indian could and would live without eating biryani, vegetarian or non-vegetarian doesn't matter. There are many varieties, lamb biryani, chicken biryani, egg biryani, and for those who want the flavor but not the meat go for mushroom or an all vegetable biryani. But no matter which kind, there is always a bowl of Raita beside a biryani. The taste of eating those masala soaked rice with that flavored yogurt is ineffable, true story of over a billion people!
Mint Raita (Serves 5)
Fresh mint leaves - 1/2 cup loosely packed
Green chillies - 5 - chopped
Black pepper powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Salt - to taste
Take the yogurt in a wide mouthed bowl, and start whipping it lightly until the lumps are gone, and the yogurt is smooth and creamy. Add a bit of water if the consistency is too thick.
Mint raita is now ready to serve with that steaming biryani. Super simple right? The flavor of fresh mint leaves with a hint of green chili is so good, you gotta try it. We had friends over for lunch this weekend, and they all loved this raita as well.
Now the big question, would you prepare this raita the next time you are making biryani?
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Thanks for reading, happy weekend!