Mint Raisin Raitha
An excellent accompaniment to the Utsav Biriyani. The deep fried raisins was just perfect. Mint powder imparted it ‘s own flavour. I have used thick, whisked curds for that little extra touch.
Whisked very thick curds – 2 cups
Deep, golden fried raisins – 2 tablespoons
Salt to taste
Sugar – 1 teaspoon
To Grind To A Fine Paste
Grated coconut – 2 tablespoons
Chopped green chilli – 1
Chopped garlic – 1 flake
Jeera – 1/2 teaspoon
Chopped ginger – 1 teaspoon
Water – 3 tablespoons
Mint powder – 1 teaspoon
Black salt – 3 pinches
Golden fried raisins – little
Take a big bowl. Add the above mentioned ingredients, the ground paste and mix well. Garnish and serve with Utsav Biriyani.
Chef s Tips
1) Soak the raisins in hot water for 20 minutes. Cover and leave it . Drain, wipe and then deep fry. They will be soft.
2) Mint powder is available in all big super markets. If you cannot find them, can use little chopped fresh mint leaves.
3) During summer, buy mint leaves, wash, clean, wipe well and sundry till crisp. Store in an airtight container and use whenever you want.
4) Use a nice big towel to dry the mint leaves.