Tamarind Chila Raitha

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves:5
Rated 4 based on 100 votes
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Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • For Chilas:
  • 1/2 cup - gram flour (besan)
  • 1/2 tsp - Red Chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp - oil
  • salt to taste
  • For Raitha:
  • 1/2 cup - tamarind, loosely packed
  • 1 cup - Jaggery grated, tightly packed
  • 1 tsp - coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp - Cumin seeds powder
  • 1/2 tsp - Red Chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp - black salt
  • salt to taste
  • For Seasoning:
  • 1/2 tsp - oil or Ghee
  • 1/2 tsp - Cumin seeds
  • 1 pinch - Asafoetida powder

How to Make Tamarind Chila Raitha

  • For chilas:
  • Mix all ingredients, adding enough water for a smooth batter.
  • Heat non-stick tawa, spread half batter into a thin pancake (like dosa).
  • Allow to cook fully, but not too stiff.
  • Remove, repeat for remaining batter.
  • Allow to cool, shred into rough pieces about inch size square.
  • Keep aside till required.
  • Soak tamarind and jaggery in 2 cups hot water for 15-20 mins.
  • Rub into water, squeezing out pulp into mixture.
  • Strain, pressing out all liquid, into a large container.
  • Add 3- 3.5 cups cold water.
  • Add all other ingredients for raitha, mix well.
  • Add chila pieces, mix.
  • For seasoning:
  • Heat fat in a small pan, add seeds.
  • Allow to splutter, add asafoetida.
  • Allow seasoning to set alight if possible.
  • Pour into raitha, covering immediately with a lid.
  • Allow raitha to absorb fumes for a few seconds.
  • Remove lid, add chila pieces.
  • Chill for at least 2-3 hours before serving.
  • Serve as an accompaniment to a spicy meal.