Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Capsicum (Bell pepper) Raitha

Raita is a yogurt / curd based dip with options of raw or cooked vegetables and a tinge of Indian spices and herbs.

Ingredients - Serves 4
  • Capsicum / Bell pepper (any colour) - 1 medium
  • Non-fat curd (yogurt) - 1/2 cup
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida - pinch
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil - 2 tsp

  • Heat the pan with 2 tsp of cooking oil
  • Add mustard seeds and as they pop, add asafoetida
  • Add finely chopped capsicum and required salt
  • Slightly fry, cover and cook well for 10 to 15 minutes
  • Cool them and mix it in curd (yogurt)
  • Add some finely chopped coriander leaves for garnishing
  • This goes well with pulao, sambar rice, roti, etc

Nutritional benefits
  • Capsicum contains high concentrations of Antioxidant compounds that have nutritional benefits
  • These compounds help protect our body from toxins and free radicals that cause aging and skin damage.
  • Capsicum is rich in Vitamins - A, C, E, etc.
  • 4 Servings = 260 calories approximately


  1. I love this Raita. I have tons of bell pepper growing in my garden. Will try it out soon and let you know :)


  2. Sure, go ahead and try this recipe.I hope u like it.


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