Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Pineapple Raita

I had this raita first time in a restaurant in India and O Boy! I was bowled. I am a big fan of this exotic lush fruit and of late my hubby is loving it too. It goes well with some spicy pulao or biriyani. But, I can simply devour the whole bowl of pineapple raita all by itself.
I found a few interesting facts about pineapples while surfing the net. I thought it might interest you guys too.  So, here they are:
- The pineapple is a member of the bromeliad family. It is the only available edible bromeliad today. It is a multiple fruit. One pineapple is actually made up of dozens of individual flowerets that grow together to form the entire fruit. Each scale on a pineapple is evidence of a separate flower. 
Is not that strange!
- The benefits of pineapple are all the vitamins and minerals the fruit is loaded with. Its nutrients include calcium, potassium, fiber, and vitamin C. In addition it is low in fat and cholesterol. It is valuable for easing indigestion, arthritis or sinusitis. The juice has an anthelmintic effect; it helps get rid of intestinal worms.

Sending this off to Yasmeen's Health Nut Challenge 7 - Tropical Temptations.

Coming back to the recipe:

400 ml low fat yoghurt.
1/2 cup finely chopped pineapple.
Fresh chopped coriander leaves.
Salt and sugar to taste.
½ tsp roasted cumin powder.
¼ tsp red chilli powder.


Mix the yoghurt, chopped pineapple and fresh coriander. Season with salt, sugar, cumin powder and red chilli powder and its ready to serve!



  1. raita looks so refreshing n yummy ...i can feel the taste right now it ...bookmarked ..thanks for sharing dear


  2. never added pinnapple in to me...will try this...

  3. I love pineapples and this raita looks so refreshing and yumm!

  4. simple and delicious one but very unique.

  5. this looks awesomely delicious..

  6. Interesting, never heard of this one but sounds really good...

  7. I have never tried raita with pine apple .Sounds interesting

  8. Thank you girls for your lovely comments.. Do try it out, am sure you wont be dissappointed..

  9. Raita looks very refreshing...but i'm allergic to pineapples :-(

    Hamaree Rasoi

  10. Very droolworthy raita..looks yumm!

  11. I love this combo, must be really tasty....

  12. Interesting raita..never thought of this before


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