An Indian meal seems to be incomplete without rich and creamy raita, don't you agree? Be it those hot summer afternoons or the sunny winter lunches, a bowl full of curd simply adds up to a wholesome meal. Raitas not only compliments our curries and sabzis but also comes with a plethora of health benefits that we might not realise. The yogurt-based dish, besides being low-fat, cool and refreshing also fosters good digestion.
Raitas are a yummy combination of yogurt with countless other spices, herbs, seeds and ingredients that further makes it a tantalising affair. Be it the crunchy boondi raita, wholesome mix veg raita or the vibrant beetroot one, if you go out and explore there are options galore and each one is equally delicious and healthy. Curd being a versatile ingredient can be experimented with in countless ways. One can make a raita as healthy as you wish to. For instance, this flaxseed raita is a classic example of a high-protein dish that one can easily add in the everyday diet.
Flaxseeds are a powerhouse of various essential nutrients that can prove to be extremely beneficial for our health. A rich source of fibre, protein, magnesium, calcium and phosphorous among other nutrients and minerals, flaxseeds are highly versatile and can be added in smoothies, parfaits, soups and accompaniments like raita easily. In this quick and easy raita recipe, flaxseeds are combined together with boiled bottle gourd, curd, mint leaves and cumin for a wholesome, yummy dish that can amp up your lunch or dinner table in no time.
Find the full recipe of flaxseed raita here.
The combination of flaxseeds and bottle gourd (lauki) is a great one to facilitate weight loss. Being high in protein, flaxseeds helps induce satiety which in turn lessen our tendency to eat more. Bottle gourd on the other hand is a low-calorie, low-fat vegetable besides brimming with dietary fibres which helps in keeping us full for longer and in turn aiding weight loss.
This high-protein, high-fibre raita recipe is sure to not just make your meals scrumptious but might also work wonders in your weight loss diet.
Try it at home and share your experience in the comments section below.
About Aanchal MathurAanchal doesn't share food. A cake in her vicinity is sure to disappear in a record time of 10 seconds. Besides loading up on sugar, she loves bingeing on FRIENDS with a plate of momos. Most likely to find her soulmate on a food app.