There are only three people in the bunch of folks who love green apple – umma, Azza and our parrot Mimmi. OK, I guess, I never spoke about Mimmi. Long back, I had mentioned about getting some finches home. Within a year, all passed away. 🙁 They gave so much of joy to the kids and us and were a very chirpy bunch. Alas, they didn’t last for too long with us. The cage was left empty for almost four months till HD decided to get a parrot. First he wanted a cat and I screached – no cat, either it’s me or the cat. I am not good with pets, unfortunately. I love to see them, but apart from that, I am no good. The kids were upset that I vetoed the cat. And without me knowing, the parrot appeared inside the house one night and the kids instantly called her “Mimmi”. Mimmi never got friendly with us, I don’t know why. 🙁 Maybe she doesn’t like my cold vibes, I feel… She loves to sit atop her cage and goes in only for food. The only thing she eats is green apple and sunflower seeds, nothing else – repeat, nothing else! She loves to be on her own. If we go close to her, she goes running and hides behind the TV stand and won’t move from there for hours. I thought parrots were pretty friendly but Mimmi really isn’t keen to become friends. Even HD is not able to get her to be friendly with him. Initially it used to not even make any noise, at least now once in a while it makes some sound and informs that she is around. I have no clue when she will ever get friendly…
Leaving aside the Mimmi story, because of her, now we have constant supplies of green apple at home. This is the first time I tried raita with green apples and totally loved it. The tart nature of the apple is perfect to pair it with a spicy biriyani or paratha. If you are looking for a change from your normal raita, then do try this one. The kids and HD totally loved this raita along with some Qabooli Biriyani and some dry chicken roast. When you get a green apple on hand, do try this easy raita… Looking for more ideas? Try out this beetroot raita or a literal cake walk, the Burani raita!
- 1 green apple, cored and chopped
- 2 green chillies, minced
- 1 tsp grated ginger
- ¼ tsp cumin powder
- 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
- 1 cup yogurt
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and give it a nice stir till well combined.
- Allow it to rest for 15 minutes in the fridge for the flavors to mingle.
- Serve as side with a spicy rice dish or stuffed parathas.