Friday, May 30, 2014

Minty Banana Raita (kela ka Raita)

A  mildly spiced yogurt dip of banana,mint and ginger.

Summer calls for cool and refreshing yogurt raita and dips. Raitas are Indian style mildly spiced yogurt based dips. Different types of fruits and vegetables are added in raita to make it healthy ,filling and refreshing. Raita can be served as a side dish with meals or can have a bowl of thick raita when ever your hanger pangs hits you. 

I love to make different types of raitas and dips to serve with daily meals.My family favourite is Spinach Raitabottle gourd Raita and Pumpkin Raita.

Bananas are packed with so many nutrients,very good for bones ,relieves anemia, aids digestion,lower blood pressure and most important it combat depression so it is very good to add in your daily diet.I have seen many people make sweet raita with banana but I loved this minty banana raita with the flavour of mint ,cumin and ginger,goes well with all types of rice and Indian breads.

kele ka raita

Prep time-10 min


  • Yogurt /Dahi-2 cup
  • Banana -2
  • Grated ginger-1/2  tsp
  • Mint leaves -10
  • Black salt/kala namak -1/2 tsp
  • Salt-to taste
  • Sugar- 1.5 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Roasted cumin powder- 1/3 tsp
  1. Take a bowl add curd and whisk well (add little water if needed)
  2. Mix grated ginger, mint leaves and all the spices and sugar in the curd.
  3. Peel and chop banana into thin roundels and add in the yogurt.
  4. Mix gently and serve chilled.
serving suggestions-serve as a side dish or as a dip.


meena said...

now this is something, khatta meetha teekha and all. usually i make banana raita with just sugar and at times add ilaichi powder but this is unique taste. next time i m goin to try this way

Hema said...

A different kind of raitha, banana with mint and ginger, shud try this out..

Jaleela said...

banana with curd mmm super raita

Suja Manoj said...

Innovative recipe,sounds yummy and refreshing.

radha said...

Something totally different.

PrathibhaSreejith said...

Quite unique and delicious raita, looks awesome :-)

Achu's Amma's Kitchen said...

different to me..nice flavorfull

Julie said...

Unique n delicious raitha,lovely!!!
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maha said...

u done this perfectly..n very nice clik too.....thanx 4 this recipe......

Rasi said...

like the combo.. never tried it though :)..

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Sobha Shyam said...

banana in raita sounds great..looks yum n nice addition of mint..

Follow foodie said...

Very new to me.Sounds interesting!

Treat and Trick said...

Innovative raita with banana, looks so yum!

Swathi Iyer said...

banana raita looks delicious.

Kaveri said...

Delicious raita...nice flavors

Lavanya said...

Different n good. Nice one :)

Santosh Bangar said...

innovative tempting raita

faseela said...

wow...never thought of making raita with banana...superbly done....this is in to my to do list...thanx 4 sharing

Surabhi Nayak said...

Never tried dis before,
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Shanthi said...

Cool and refreshing for this summer. Do visit my cooking blog when time permits

schmetterlingwords said...

A delicious banana dip with mint and ginger flavours. Thank you for linking with Healthy Morsels - Pregnancy :)

Ramya said...

thats a very flavourful raitha..thanks for linking with FRUIT FIESTA


Banana with curd yummy.... flavorful raita. :)

Anonymous said...

Hello mam! Please give us a good recipie for sambhar powder.