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A simple and quick raita with roasted nuts and raisins makes a great accompaniment for a Spicy Pilaf.  More than the accompaniment, this fruit and nut raita by itself is a great snack that you can dig in whenever you  crave for some healthy dessert. Raisin and Cashewnut is great combination that we use in lot of Indian sweets. Even I use to munch them together whenever I feel hungry. You can also replace the Cashewnuts with Walnuts, Almonds or both.  Enjoy this delicious accompaniment which has slight sourness from yogurt, heat from chilli, saltiness from salt, crunchiness from nuts and sweetness from raisins. 


Ingredients :

Raisins - 1/4 cup
Cashewnuts - 15 (Very finely chopped)
Thick Yogurt - 1/4 cup
Salt - 2 pinch
Green chilli - 1 small sliced
Oil - 1 1/2 tsp

Method :

1.Heat 1/2 tsp of oil and add the finely chopped cashewnuts till light golden brown.
2.Remove the Cashew and keep it aside. Now add tsp of oil, add the raisins and slightly saute till it plumps up a little.(not too much)
3.In thick yogurt(chilled) add green chilli and salt, give a slight whisk.
4.Add the cooled Cashew and Raisins, give it a mix.  Serve immediately.

Note :

1. Add the fruit and nut to chilled yogurt only at the time of serving.
2.Try using thick yogurt, greek yogurt tastes great as well.
3. Add the nuts of your choice.
4. Add the fruit and nut to yogurt mixture after it is completely cooled.

Enjoy the fruit and nut as an accompaniment, dessert as well as healthy snack too !!!

Nisha  – (December 20, 2011 at 11:15 PM)  

Oh man!!
Such gorgeous clicks, such unique recipes, such amazing dishes!!
I'm absolutely in love with this one.
As a big time fan of anything with nuts, be it ice cream, chocolate, naan, sweets, you name it, this one goes to my must-try-before-i-die list! :D

Nithu Bala  – (December 20, 2011 at 11:45 PM)  

Wow! great presentation..lovely clicks..thanks for this wonderful raita recipe.

Reva  – (December 21, 2011 at 1:43 AM)  

Wonderful Pavi... loved the recipe..:)
Very unique but it is easy to make..
I love the copper bowls and spoons ... it gives a very rustic look to the dish..
Where do you get your props?
On the whole, everything about this dish very pleasant..
Wishing you all the happiness and love ..:))

Unknown  – (December 21, 2011 at 2:56 AM)  

Wow luved the idea of raita with fruit and nut...can eat it as such itself looks so tempting :)

Ramya  – (December 21, 2011 at 4:47 AM)  

What a unique raita:-) Lovely!!
As always awesome clicks! cant keep my eye off this Raita:-)

Chitra  – (December 21, 2011 at 4:59 AM)  

Its very new to me. healthy too.loved the bowl.its traditional and cute :)

chef and her kitchen  – (December 21, 2011 at 6:43 AM)  

Those copper bowls look superb,whr did u pick them..India r US? I do add dryfruits like walnuts n all sometimes 2 my raitas..but never made raita wid only husband would love it..

Rachana  – (December 21, 2011 at 7:11 AM)  

Wow!!! Love this fruit n nut raita. Yr clicks make them even more delicious :-)

Archana  – (December 21, 2011 at 7:21 AM)  

very unique but very easy. Thanks its beautiful and delicious.

anjana  – (December 21, 2011 at 7:42 AM)  

Tempting and delicious raita !!! ..very different and unique combo...nice clicks

Claudia  – (December 21, 2011 at 9:28 AM)  

While I know I can just spoonfeed this to myself - I really want to try it with rice - the perfect backdrop for all those flavors.

Hamaree Rasoi  – (December 21, 2011 at 10:11 AM)  

Simply yummy and healthy looking raita.

Hamaree Rasoi

Pavithra Elangovan  – (December 21, 2011 at 10:59 AM)  

@ Revathi and Prathiba bought these copper bowls here in US. Those bowls are jelly moulds actually bought these in near by shop. Spoon I bought in India.

Namitha  – (December 21, 2011 at 12:01 PM)  

That's a hearty treat Pavi :-) Love those copper bowls and spoons :-)

Shanthi Krishnakumar  – (December 22, 2011 at 9:23 AM)  

Its awesome and healthy lovely clicks as well

Alpana  – (December 22, 2011 at 1:19 PM)  

This looks absolutely ravishing ......LOve the recipe, the clicks & the serving dishes are sooooo cute.

Poornima Nair  – (December 22, 2011 at 6:15 PM)  

I love the idea of a sweet and spicy raita, this looks rich and delicious!

FoodEpix  – (December 26, 2011 at 11:10 PM)  

Looks delicious. Would love for you to share your pictures with us over at

Shilpakiran  – (January 4, 2012 at 6:14 AM)  

hai .. wish you happy new year .. glad to follow ur blog ..

Anu Nandu  – (January 12, 2012 at 11:18 AM)  

Oooh..I missed this post. First I love those little ramekins...And second, the raitha..indha bhoomi thaangadhu....

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