Spinach Onion Raita/Dip

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My family is certainly familiar–and very fond of–spinach dip. This dip has a tiny kick of heat from the red chilli powder, and the pinch of ground cumin/fennel really livens everything up, balancing out the tangy Greek yogurt perfectly. Together with heaps of red pepper and, of course, all that spinach, the flavours are amazing.

This healthy spinach dip is , and has plenty of Greek yogurt to transform them into a creamy, protein-packed dip that’s perfect for smothering with breads/parathas/rice dishes

Serves: 2-3
Cooking time: 3-5 minutes

• Spinach-1 cup
• Finely chopped onion- 1 medium
• Low fat Greek yogurt-1 cup
• Oil- 2tsp
• Mustard seeds-1tsp
• Roasted fennel powder/ cumin powder- 1/2tsp
• Red chilli powder-1/4tsp
• Pepper powder-as per taste (optional)
• Salt- as per taste

• Wash and finely chop the spinach leaves.
• Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds, as it splutters add onion, spinach and saute for a minute or two.
• Turn off the flame and allow it to cool completely.
• In a bowl whisk yogurt, chilli powder, pepper powder, fennel powder and salt.
• To this stir in sauted Onion and Spinach

For more enhanced flavour refrigerate for an hour

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Serve chiiled with:


• Use either fresh or frozen spinach.
• Spices can be used according to personal preferences and taste.


About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on June 6, 2014, in Dips, Indian and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. I love dip & this looks like a great recipe for something different 🙂


  2. Hi Chitra,
    Thank you for the recipe for spinach n onion raita. Just tried it and is awesome.



  3. Hi Chitra, I’ve been invited to join the “My Writing Process” blog tour and have accepted for June 9th, 2014. This tour rolls out across three new bloggers’ sites each week. So, I can invite three writers to carry the tour forward. It would require you to answer a few questions and generate a post. Your date would be June 16, 2014. Please let me know if you’re interested and can participate for June 16th. If yes, then in my June 9th post, I will mention your blog! Can you let me know if you would like to participate?– Aiswarya.


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