Capsicum Raita Recipe for Biryani
Author: Jain Recipes Category: Lunch Cuisine: Indian
Yields: 1-4 Serving
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 Mins
Total Time: 30 Mins
Capsicum raita is a simple side that’s full of flavor and pairs perfectly with biryani, pulao or paratha. Plus, it’s very easy to make!
Homemade yogurt (Curd / dahi) or store bought
Red chili powder
Roasted cumin powder (Dry roast the cumin seeds till aromatic and lightly browned, then grind into powder)
Fresh herbs (cilantro and mint leaves)
Step 1.Heat the oil in a small pan on medium heat. Once hot add cumin seeds and let them sizzle, they get light brown color.
Step 2 Now add chopped capsicum.
Step 3 Mix and cook till they get slightly soft. How long to cook? It depends on how you like your capsicum. I prefer slightly crunchy, so I cooked till they are 80% soft. Many prefers soft and completely cooked.
Step 4.While capsicum is cooking, take yogurt in a bowl, add spice powders (red chili powder, roasted cumin powder, black salt and salt). mix well till yogurt gets smooth.
Step 5.Add cooked capsicum and mix.
Step 6.Garnish with cilantro and mint leaves.
Raita taste best when served chilled. So keep in refrigerator till the time of serving. Also start with chilled yogurt from refrigerator.