Raita is a popular savory Indian yogurt based condiment , which serves as a perfect accompaniment to hot and fiery dishes like biryanis ,spicy pulao’s and other spice laden gravies.
I’m sharing a very basic onion tomato raita ,which is the most commonly made raita,it requires very few ingredients ,all of which will be readily available in your pantry 🙂
1 cup low fat plain yogurt
1/2 cup finely chopped tomato
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
3/4 teaspoon roasted cumin powder
1/8 teaspoon red chilly powder/ cayenne pepper
Salt to taste
Pinch of sugar ( optional) but do add if the yoghurt it a tad sour
2 -3 teaspoons of a mixture of chopped cilantro & mint leaves
1. In a bowl, whisk the yogurt till it’s smooth.
1. If you will be serving this later, then do not mix the ingredients with the yogurt , as the onion will leave water, and that doesn’t make this pleasant.
2.You can also add finely chopped cucumber.
3. You may also use regular whole milk yogurt.