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Pistachio and Mint Raita/ Yogurt dip

Pista Raita final

About:

This is a delicious creamy dip with wonderful minty flavour and crunchiness of chopped pistachio with nutty taste of crushed nuts. Usually this dip is served with any biryani or pulao or even as a side dish with meal along with spicy curry/ flat bread like paratha.

Health benefits of Pistachio:

Snacking on pistachios may help lower your cholesterol. Pistachios contain fewer calories and more potassium and vitamin K per serving than other nuts.

Serves: 3-4
Preparation time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Non-fat Greek yogurt- 1 cup
  • Unsalted roasted pistachio- 1/4 cup + for garnishing
  • Mint – 10-12 leaves
  • Chopped onion-1 medium
  • Black salt-1tsp (can substitute with regular table salt)
  • Chilli powder-1/2tsp
  • Chaat masala- 1/2tsp

Procedure:

  • Place pistachio, mint leaves in a blender or food processor and blend until crushed.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the yogurt, crushed pistachio-mint, onion, chat masala, chilli powder, black salt until combined well.
  • Garnish with chopped pistachio.

Serve with flavoured rice/biryani/pulao/paratha.

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About Chitra Jagadish

My passion is Cooking & love exploring healthy recipes. This blog is all about sharing 'Recipes for Healthy living', which are my experiments at home.

Posted on November 26, 2014, in Dips, Dips, Indian, International. Bookmark the permalink. 26 Comments.

  1. I always enjoyed yogurt dips but when you add it with my favorite kind of nut? pistachio? how can i not want 🙂

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  2. Pista and mint. What a combination!

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  3. what is the difference between chaat masala and garam masala? By the way, this looks so yummy and healthy! 🙂

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  4. I love love love creamy dips! I’ve never had one with pistachios- I’ll have to try this!!

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  5. This looks very good, light and refreshing! I love pistachios and yogurt but have never tried them together before.

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  6. Wow raita with pistachio is awesome:-)

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  7. I love Raitas another good recipe

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  8. Fabulous 🙂 Thanks for sharing…

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