Celery is such an underestimated veggie. Many of us do not know how should be incorporate it in our daily food or diet. With such nutritional qualities we should try to often use it in our regular diet. With the aim of using some nutritional things I feel this Raita really brings out the flavor and texture of celery . Hope you all enjoy as much as we love it.
For variation, you can use any veggies like green, red and yellow bell pepper, then shredded carrots, or corn. —Devangi Raval
2 cups Raita
Regular Plain yogurt or Plain Greek Yogurt
Celery stalks, washed and chopped into small pieces
Small Red D Apple or Granny Smith Apple , chopped
2 to 3 tablespoons
Thinly chopped red onion
Cucumber, thinly diced
Roasted Cumin powder
Red Chilli powder
Thinly chopped green chillies, this is totally optional as it will give a spicy flavor so avoid it if you don't like spice.
Salt to taste
Black pepper, you can add extra if not using green chillies or according to your taste
Pomegranate seeds to garnish
Celery leaves also to garnish, in place of celery leaves you can use anything else like dill,parsley or cilantro
Mint leaves, chopped
Pomegranate powder to garnish it, it really looks very nice because of its pink color and adds a little tangyness
In This Recipe
Take the plain yogurt and whisk it properly, add the spices and seasonings alongwith honey and mix it well.
Add the veggies and fruits. Taste it and if you feel something needs to be added then add it.
Garnish it with pomegranate seeds or pomegranate powder or both. Serve it chilled or at room temperature with fresh bread, naan or pita chips. You can serve it as side dish with rice or pilaf.