Raita – Cooling & Refreshing Indian Yogurt Salads

Raita is an accompaniment to Indian meals.

It consists of various vegetables and fruits such as shredded cucumber and carrots, diced tomato or onions, boiled and diced potato, spinach and beets, diced fruits such as banana, grapes mixed into plain yogurt. This mix is seasoned with various spices and herbs such as cilantro, cumin, mint, cayenne pepper, basil, black salt, black pepper.

The mixture is served chilled or at room temperature. Raita is excellent with Indian meals as it balances spicy Indian food.
It could be considered similar to the Greek tzatziki and Persian yogurt dishes.

There are endless variations on a basic theme of seasoned yogurt. Feel free to experiment.

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