Raita is an Indian garnish often served with spiced dishes. It acts as a cooling flavour as the fat in the yogurt dissolves and mollifies chili in the curry, while the taste of cucumber and fresh mint or other herbs refreshes the palate.
The essential ingredient is yogurt.
Ingredients[edit | edit source]
- ⅛ cup grated cucumber (about 1 inch of cucumber)
- ½ cup plain yogurt
- 2–3 mint leaves, chopped
- 2 cilantro leaves, chopped
- 1–2 tbsp finely chopped or minced onions (optional)
- Salt (coarse salt preferred)
- Chili powder
- Ground cumin