Saturday, June 6, 2009

Bell Pepper Raita(Pachidi)


Know what you Eat - Brightly colored bell peppers, whether green, red, orange or yellow, are rich sources of some of the best nutrients available. To start, peppers are excellent sources of vitamin C and vitamin A (through its concentration of carotenoids such as beta-carotene), two very powerful antioxidants. These antioxidants work together to effectively neutralize free radicals, which can travel through the body causing huge amounts of damage to cells. Free radicals are major players in the build up of cholesterol in the arteries that leads to atherosclerosis and heart disease, the nerve and blood vessel damage seen in diabetes, the cloudy lenses of cataracts, the joint pain and damage seen in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, and the wheezing and airway tightening of asthma. By providing these two potent free radical destroyers, bell peppers may help prevent or reduce some of the symptoms of these conditions by shutting down the source of the problem.

This raita i make frequently and some times i saute them by adding ginger and tomato pieces also. Since i wanted to send this to Priya's bell pepper event, didn't want to add too many things in here.

Cooking Time - Nil
Prepartion Time - 10 mins
Serves 4

Ingredients

Yogurt - 2 1/2 cups
Red bell pepper - 1 medium sized
Green bell pepper - 1 medium sized
Pearl Onion - 4
Grated ginger - 1/2 tsp
Green Chilli paste - 1/2 tsp or to taste
Salt to taste

Garnishing

Cilantro - 1 tbsp chopped

Method

1) Wash dry and chop the green and red bell pepper into small pieces.
2) Chop the pearl onion into small pieces, you can also use the regular onion but pearl onion has a distinct taste and flavor.
3) Add grated ginger, green chilli paste, salt and yogurt mix well.
4) Garnish with Cilantro and serve


Event Participation:

This dish is our contribution to AFAM-Bell Pepper event, hosted by Priya orignially started by Maheswari.

16 comments:

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

No cookig recipe - wow @ Love your simple yet elegant presentation...

Uma said...

Never made raita with bell peppers!! Great idea and it looks so colorful and yummy :)

Priti said...

No cooking is always gud..this is wonderful for this summer..

rekhas kitchen said...

perfect entry for the event never tried a raita with bell peppers interesting. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT IN MY BLOG.

Divya Vikram said...

Raita looks too good n healthy..

Varunavi said...

Looks colourful and new to me :)

Priya said...

Beautiful and colourful Bell pepper raitha yaar!!awesome presentation!Thanks for sending to AFAM!

Doloncookbook said...

I alaways love no cookig recipe . Never had raita with bell peppers ... Looks so colorful and yummy .

Parita said...

Bell peppers raita looks delicious..simple to make

anudivya said...

The more color on the plate, the better it is when you are trying to eat healthy. I somehow don't like that sweetness from the red variety of bell pepper, the rest I am okay with.

Preeti Singh said...

Bell pepper raita..hearing for the first time , it looks so colourful and easy..amazing click.Thankyou for visiting my blog dear.

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thanks all for your comments.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow new to me...looks yum...

aparna said...

You have a great blog. Never tried raita with bell peppers. Looks so yummy.

SriLekha said...

wow! its looking so cool n colorful

jayasri said...

hi A2Z, thanks for dropping by my blog, you have lovely blog here, it is so beautiful, will be visiting you quite often you have some lovely recipes too..., this one I have never tried, I always look for yogurt based recipes.

 
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