Minted Banana Coconut Raita Recipe

Minted Banana Coconut Raita picture

Summary

Preparation Time5 MinCooking Time5 Min
Ready In10 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings4
CuisineCourse
MethodDish
SpecialityVegetarian
Main IngredientInterest Group

Ingredients

 Coconut1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), grated
 Unsalted butter2 Tablespoon
 Black mustard seeds1 Teaspoon
 Ripe bananas2 Medium, cut into 1/4 -inch dice
 Fresh lime juice2 Tablespoon
 Plain non fat yogurt1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Fresh mint leaves7 Teaspoon, chopped
 Salt1 Pinch

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 185 Calories from Fat 87

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 10 g15.4%

Saturated Fat 6.9 g34.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 18 mg

Sodium 120.5 mg5%

Total Carbohydrates 22 g7.5%

Dietary Fiber 3.1 g12.5%

Sugars 11.9 g

Protein 5 g10.7%

Vitamin A 12.2% Vitamin C 27.6%

Calcium 7.3% Iron 19.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
2. In a medium-size bowl, toss bananas in lime juice.
3. Add yogurt, 2 tablespoons of the mint, and salt; fold with a rubber spatula to mix.

MAKING
4. In a small baking pan, spread coconut and bake for 2 -3 minutes until just golden brown; shake the pan once or twice to prevent the coconut from burning.
5. In a small nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium-low heat.
6. Add mustard seeds, cover and cook for 2 minutes; shake the pan, until all the mustard seeds pop open.
7. Add the browned coconut and mix well.
8. Remove the skillet from the heat.
9. Add this mixture to the banana bowl and mix well.

FINALISING
10. Transfer the prepared banana to a serving bowl.
11. Sprinkle remaining mint on top.
12. Cover the bowl.
13. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours but no longer.

SERVING
14. Stir well and serving.
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