Palak / spinach Raita

Raita is one of my favorite sides and try to make as many varieties as possible. This is one such raita that is tasty as well as healthy.

Palak / Spinach is loaded with Iron and it is said that 100 grams of this leafy vegetable meets 25% of the daily Iron requirement of the body. And also spinach has several anti oxidants like Vitamin A and C, flavonoid  poly phenic anti oxidants like lutein,zea xanthin and betra carotene.

And the yogurt used in this recipe is a body coolant and a good source of Calcium.So what is not to like in this simple dish!

I used:

Palak / spinach leaves- 10 number, washed ,pat dried and finely chopped
Fresh yogurt- 2 cups
Mustard seeds- 1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds- 1/4 teaspoon
Red chili-2 .broken
Oil- 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste

Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard, cumin and red chilies. Once the mustard pops, add the palak/spinach and saute lightly till it starts to wilt. Remove from heat.

Whisk yogurt with a little salt. Add the sauteed palak and mix well.

Serve as a side with Roti or flavored rice

This super easy and Iron rich recipe is off to Srivalli's Kid's Delight Event, hosted by Kalyani with the Theme - Iron rich recipes...

Also gracing this event are the super tasty Eggless Dates Cake    and this yummy Ragi Semiya Kheer  from my kitchen, both of which were a hit with the kids....

Bon Appetit...

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