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HEALTHY DIPS FOR SUMMER

Find a few healthy dips that can be used as a dip for summer. They will go with vegetable sticks, savory snacks, rice, and Indian breakfast.

Mint Raita

A cooling side dish for hot summer days . It is easy to make and requires less time to prepare. With Yogurt and Mint leave as the vital ingredients, Mint Raita is a healthy side dish that can help with your digestion. All the ingredients are easily available.

Ingredients: –

  • 1¼ cups Plain Yogurt)
  • 1/2 cup loosely packed Mint Leaves
  • 2 tablespoon Chopped Coriander Leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • A pinch of Black Salt (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon roasted Cumin Powder
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion

Method:

Wash the mint and cilantro leaves thoroughly in water and drain off the excess water.

Take 1/2 cup mint leaves, 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves, 2 tablespoons yogurt and salt in a blender until it becomes a smooth paste.

Whip the remaining yogurt in a bowluntil it becomes smooth.

Add the mint paste, 1/2 teaspoon roasted cumin powder and a pinch of black salt into the whipped yogurt.

Add Onion/Cucumber to this and mix well. Mint Raita is ready to be served.

Tips:

  • This is a dip everyone can enjoy during summer.
  • Vata and Kapha can enjoy moderately and Pitta can enjoy often!

Coconut Cilantro Chutney

This is a popular South Indian dip very refreshing and equally yummy! As of with Mint Raita Dip, it goes with any roasted veggies, snacks or rice.

Ingredients: –

  • Coconut: One cup
  • Cilantro leaves: A quarter cup
  • Green Chili: 1 (Optional)
  • Red Onion: One, cut into small pieces
  • Salt: As needed
  • Lime juice: 1 teaspoon
  • Water: As needed

Method:

Take all the ingredients and grind into fine paste in a blender. You may make into a required consistency by adding more or less water.

Tips:

  • Fresh coconut makes the chutney to look and taste better, however you may use any form of coconut.
  • Thick chutney goes well rice and breakfast snacks, and thin chutney goes well with vegetables and dry snacks.
  • Vata and Pitta people can enjoy this Chutney often and Kapha people can enjoy moderately.