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Quick Cooking : Orange Peel Raita

Its time for Blog Hop Wednesday again, yes yes we did it just last week but this time because of Diwali we are doing it a week earlier… This week the blog assigned to me is Prat’s Corner and one look at Orange Peel Thambli recipe on her blog and I knew this is what I had to make…  I absolutely love raitas of all kind, infact raita is the form in which I like eating curd the best, anywhere I see a new recipe of raita I have to try it out and zest, well my love for zest is no secret for the blog readers

Made it just 15mins ago to be served tonight with dinner along with rasam, sambhar, potato & arbi sabji and rice, It looks yumm and I did a little cheating and already eat a small helping of it and let me tell you it tastes divine too…

photo 4

After finishing cooking being addicted to twitter, I tweeted about the menu and the orange peel raita created such a buzz… Lot of people asking me about it and so people here it is easy and lovely addition to the meal

Recipe – Orange Peel Raita (adapted from Prat’s Corner)

What I used

  • 1/4 tbsp washed and chopped fresh orange peel
  • 2 tbps grated coconut (I used fresh but I think desiccated should work too)
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • 1 tsp jeera
  • pinch of cinnamon powder
  • 1 cup thin curd (not watery but not the set variety)
  • salt to taste

for the tempering

  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • handful or curry leaves
  • 2 dry red chilli
  • 1 tsp oil

And before we go further just look how lovely does the orange peel, coconut base of the raita looks

photo 1(1)

How I made it

  • Heat ghee and roast the jeera in that. After it turns a little brown, roast the coconut lightly and keep aside for cooling
  • Grind the above with the chopped orange peel coarsely
  • Beat the curd with salt lightly so that its smooth and mix it with the above mixture  keep a tsp aside for garnishing
  • Heat oil in a small pan, add the mutard seeds, when they splutter add curry leaves and dry red chillies
  • Pour on the curd and serve chilled

photo 3(1)

And to see what other blog hoppers are cooking go here

20 comments on “Quick Cooking : Orange Peel Raita

  1. Anita Menon
    October 19, 2011

    very very intrigued. this. i hope it’s not too bitter

    • monikamanchanda
      October 19, 2011

      It wasn’t for me but if u are worried decrease the zest quantity

      Sent from my iPhone

  2. Baker Street
    October 19, 2011

    I love the mustard seed tempering! sounds delicious!

    • monikamanchanda
      October 21, 2011

      frankly I love the mustard seeds tempering to anything 😉

  3. Sumedha
    October 19, 2011

    That looks sooooo good. I love orange in any form

  4. Shireen Sequeira
    October 19, 2011

    Superb! What a great way to utilize the orange peel, will definitely try it now 🙂

  5. Priya Mahadevan
    October 19, 2011

    ooh, that is a superb idea – I am most certainly trying this raita out soon – LOVELY Lovely post!

  6. Anamika
    October 19, 2011

    Orange zest and raita is anew one..but then if raita could have eggs and bhindi..then why not!!

  7. santoshbangarsa
    October 19, 2011

    super idea of raita

  8. Priya Yallapantula
    October 19, 2011

    wow, that is new and interesting.

  9. S
    October 20, 2011

    Ah, there it is ! ThambuLi (as we call it) is a regular at our households and is made with anything and everything, ONLY I have not seen one with orange peel/zest so far !

    Must try, thank you 🙂

    – Soumya

  10. Sreevalli
    October 20, 2011

    Flavorful raita with orange zest…

  11. Priya Sreeram
    October 20, 2011

    very nice recipe-looks yum

  12. Veena
    October 20, 2011

    Wow. this is one unique recipe. Love it

  13. Shalini
    October 21, 2011

    Sure to give this a try.

  14. aarti
    October 24, 2011

    Interesting… but does the coconut overpower the orange peel taste?

  15. Richa Priyanka
    December 16, 2011

    Hi Mon, this sounds really interesting.. wasn’t the orange peel bitter? I have to try this soon!

    April 16, 2015

    Reblogged this on Chandu's Blog and commented:
    Orange Peel Raita

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