There are only very few restaurants/dhaba where you can have capsicum raita. I just knew one but that too they use to offer occasionally. Did you ever visit any such restaurant where you can have capsicum raita? It is delicious but it is not a perfect raita for everybody. To be honest, only capsicum lovers can enjoy this type of raitha.
Me too never enjoyed such bell-pepper raitha at all. Actually, you can not enjoy every new food for the first time because it needs time to develop taste. So once you started to have some kind of foods for months or years then gradually you may start enjoying such food.
When I started living in Delhi, I did not like dal makhani, kadhi chawal etc at all for the initial one or two years. But after that, I started enjoying all those food. Here the same thing happened again to me. I really started enjoying this capsicum raita what I hated a few years back. But here in Kolkata, hardly very few restaurants offer so many variations in raita, not only that there are so many restaurants in Kolkata where raita is not even included in the food menu, haha.
So it is always a good idea to make your own homemade capsicum raita and enjoy that. But unlike any other raita, I do not prefer to add raw vegetable here in raitha because raw capsicum is not enjoyable. So it needs to be cooked/fried before adding to curd.
Delicious capsicum raita recipe
- 1.5 cup yogurt
- 1 small capsicum, cut into small pieces
- 2 tsp roasted cumin powder
- 1 tsp roasted coriander powder
- 1 tsp black pepper powder
- ½ tsp red chilli powder
- Salt as needed
- ½ cup water
- Oil as needed to fry capsicum
- Heat oil in a kadai, add cumin powder, red chilli powder, pinches of salt and pieces of capsicum, cook till capsicum pieces become soft
- Now add yogurt, water, roasted cumin powder, coriander powder, black pepper powder, & salt, then whisk with a manual blender
- Then add cooked capsicum and mix
- Serve this along with rice or roti
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