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Spinach Raita (Palak Raita)

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  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Yield: 6 1x


  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • 1 packet frozen spinach / 1 1/2 cups fresh spinach, cooked down and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 1 green chili, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt to taste


  1. Follow the instructions on the packet of frozen spinach by heating it up in the microwave or cook down fresh spinach in a saucepan just by itself
  2. Over medium high heat, saute mustard seeds until they start to crackle
  3. Add in cumin powder, garlic, ginger and green chili stirring to combine
  4. Toss in spinach and salt to taste and mix thoroughly
  5. Remove from heat and allow to cool down
  6. Whip the yogurt and add 1/4 cup water or milk to dilute it
  7. Add the spinach mixture to the yogurt and stir to mix
  8. Sprinkle with chili powder and stir
  9. Refrigerate and serve chilled