- Serves: 4-6
- Preparation time: 10 minutes
- Total time: 10 minutes
- 200ml/7fl oz. plain yogurt
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 tomato, finely chopped
- 1 tsp. cumin powder
- A pinch of fresh coriander leaves
- Salt & pepper
Raita is an Indian, Bangladeshi or Pakistani condiment made from yogurt (dahi), it is used as a dip or a sauce.
There are many variations on the recipe, but it usually contains coriander, tomatoes, onions, cucumber, spinach or potato.
Tomato raita is a quick and easy accompaniment to make. It provides a refreshing, cooling balance to a typically hot and spicy main course. The natural "good" bacteria present in the yogurt aides digestion, and the cream will cool your senses better than drinking water.
- Whisk the yogurt in a bowl to thicken it a little, add the cumin powder and some salt, and pepper to taste.
- Combine the mixture with a chopped tomato and onion
- Refrigerate the tomato raita until needed, it should keep for a day or so.
- Before serving sprinkle a few coriander leaves over the top for presentation.