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I wrote this recipe originally to put in my first book, A Little Taste of India, but I made the decision to leave it out because I felt it was too ‘simple’ to charge people money for.

The plan was for me to blog it at the same time I released the book, but I never got around to it. Then last week Tandoori Chicken was chosen as the peoples choice recipe, and I knew I had to finally share this awesome raita with you all.

It’s a lot more nutritious than your usual raita, thanks to the addition of spinach. Its also really delicious! Give it a go for your next Indian feast and I am sure you’ll love it. 

Love Nik xx

skinnymixer's Palak Raita

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Author: Skinnymixers
Recipe type: Condiment
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 10


  • 5 g fresh ginger peeled, small rough cut
  • 1 garlic clove peeled
  • 30 g olive oil
  • 100 g English spinach thinly sliced
  • 400 g plain Greek yoghurt
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • ½ tsp dried coriander ground
  • ½ tsp dried cumin ground
  • ½ tsp dried paprika ground


  • Set a full kettle of water to boil.
  • In the mean time, add ginger and garlic to mixer bowl; chop for 3 sec/speed 9/MC on. Scrape bowl down.
  • Add olive oil and cook for 3 min/100°C or 212°F/speed 1/MC off.
  • While this is cooking, put your sliced spinach in a colander and over the sink carefully pour your boiling water over it to blanch. Drain excess water off thoroughly.
  • Add spinach to mixer bowl. Cook for 3 min/100°C or 212°F/speed 1/MC off. Put bowl in fridge for 15 mins to cool.
  • Add remaining ingredients and combine for 5 sec/speed 3/MC off.
  • Pour raita into serving bowl and refrigerate for at least half an hour before serving.


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Cook garlic and ginger 1 min longer at step 3.
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Nutrition Facts
skinnymixer's Palak Raita
Amount Per Serving (50 g)
Calories 86 Calories from Fat 59
% Daily Value*
Fat 6.6g10%
Saturated Fat 2.7g17%
Sodium 189mg8%
Carbohydrates 4.4g1%
Sugar 4.2g5%
Protein 2.1g4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.