Curd is a weight loss superfood! It helps in keeping our body weight under control by eliminating additional pounds and the process is absolutely natural, safe, and highly effective. Raita is prepared using curd, which is high in protein and low in unhealthy fats. It makes for a perfect aid for digestion and weight loss.
While on a weight loss journey, one must also use less salt or substitute it with rock salt when making raitas. Try these 3 healthy raita recipes using lauki, cucumber & Cumn seeds to stay in shape. Check out this list of few healthy raitas for weight loss.
Raita Recipes For Weight Loss
1. Lauki Raita
In order to win the weight loss quest, ditch the regular boondi raita for healthy and nutritious ghia raita or lauki raita. Ghia, lauki, or bottle gourd is loaded with health benefiting-properties. Not only is it low in calories, but also quite hydrating and high in fibre content. It promotes digestion and weight loss. You can have it along your healthy lunch or dinner meal.
Here is how to make Lauki Raita!
- Bottle gourd (lauki/doodhi) 250 grams
- Yogurt 3 cups
- Salt to taste
- Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon
- Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon
Peel and grate lauki. Boil grated lauki with a little salt for five minutes.
Drain out water and let the lauki cool. Whisk chilled yogurt and mix salt and red chilli powder.
Add boiled lauki and mix well. Dry roast cumin and make a coarse powder.
Serve lauki raita sprinkled with cumin powder.
2. Jeera Raita
Jeera or cumin, in itself, is a weight loss-promoting spice. Thymol is a compound found in cumin that stimulates the enzymes, which enables better secretion of digestive juices. Jeera may also help burn excess belly fat. Adding dry roasted jeera in raita will not only up its nutritional value, but will also make it even more flavourful.
- Yogurt 250g
- Water ½ cup
- Roasted Cumin Seeds (Powder) 2 tsp
- Green Chili Paste 1 tbsp
- Salt ½ tsp
- Black Pepper ½ tsp
- Oil 3 tbsp
Instruction For Making:
* In 250 gms yogurt, add water, salt, roasted cumin, black pepper and green chili paste and beat it. Garnish it with coriander!
3. Cucumber Raita
This ‘cooling veggie’ has a detoxifying and cleansing effect on the overall health. Its hydrating properties can provide with a lot of health benefits, including weight loss. It has zero fat and low calories.
- 250ml natural yoghurt
- ½ cucumber, grated or finely chopped
- large handful mintleaves, chopped
- large pinch salt
- ½-1 green chilli, de-seeded and finely chopped (optional)
- Wrap the grated cucumber in a tea towel and squeeze out any excess water.
- Mix together all the ingredients and serve chilled!
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