Green Apple Raita

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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. πŸ™ 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. πŸ™ 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 BiriyaniΒ 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!

 

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4 from 2 votes

Green Apple Raita

Course Side
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Author Rafeeda

Ingredients

  • 1 green apple cored and chopped
  • 2 green chillies minced
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • 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.

 

 

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  1. 5 stars
    This is a great idea to use green apple in raitha! Looks yum!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Divya…

  2. Inshallah Mimmi will be friendly soon…Nice combo of apple raita and qubooli… i would love to add some raisins to apple raita and have it as salad as other alternative

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Hoping so InShaAllah…. Adding some raisins sounds like a good idea, though I don’t like sweetness in my raita… Thanks a lot Habeeba…

  3. healthy raita.. refreshing too

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks Veena…

  4. 3 stars
    Healthy and delicious Raitha.. Something different..

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Seena…

  5. Seriously , if I’m not mistaken ,you have a parrot flying around your house?.it’s lovely to have pets. I was thinking of getting one . But iam allergic to pet fur/feather.
    Lovely raita:-)

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      It doesn’t fly, it just sits on top of the cage, moves up and down only for food and moves away if we close to it… hehe… Thanks a lot Hiba… πŸ™‚

  6. Healthy and comforting raita…!I like the story of mimmi…!!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Remya..

  7. How could you say no to CATS??? Dushti! I am begging F to get me one every single day and I think i am slowly becoming one.. meowing! LOL Mimmi seems to be like those kids that get separated in different foster homes.. may be get a pair for it and it will be much happier and share the same with you all.
    Green apple raita – that is so original idea Raf! I have never heard or seen but I am sure it would taste good!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Haha… I would still say a no! πŸ˜› I am not sure if I need one more Mimmi here, already she makes a literal mess on the side allocated to her.. πŸ˜• Hehe… Thank you so much dear… I don’t know if it is original, never tried checking, but the tartness of green apple is just great for a raita…

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