Pistachio and Mint Raita/ Yogurt dip

Pista Raita final


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


  • 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


  • 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.


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 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 πŸ™‚


  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! πŸ™‚


  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.


  6. Wow raita with pistachio is awesome:-)

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  7. I love Raitas another good recipe

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  8. Fabulous πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing…

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