Raita is a salty cooling side dish
made out of Yogurt. Raita is similar to Coleslaw salad but with more flavorful spices. Instead of buttermilk or mayonnaise, lots of yogurt is used and cabbage is substituted usually with cucumber.
Raita can be made in
many ways. Some of basic variation
is given here. Raita should always
be served chilled and consumed as
soon as it is made. You can always make a simple Raita you can just use salt
and pepper with yogurt.
A quick tip for garnish; sprinkle red paprika (by holding it between thumb
and forefinger) to make decorative objects
such as star.
2 cups plain yoghurt
2 teaspoon lemon or lime juice
¼ teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon red chili powder (adjust
according to taste)
½ teaspoon garam
1 teaspoon ginger paste (optional)
salt to taste
2 tablespoon chopped cilantro (coriander)
2 fresh chili chopped (adjust according
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
Use any of these ingredients to make
You can mix all of
them together in any combination to
suit your taste as well:
1 teaspoon finely chopped mint Vegetarian Raita:
Cucumber, Onion, Tomato
finely chopped white button mushrooms Garlic Raita:
2 teaspoon garlic paste
yogurt until smooth. (use blender
for fast results)
all the spices including salt.
any special ingredients to make
a specific Raita.
with fresh Cilantro, nutmeg and
chili prior to serving.
of Servings: 4
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Raita is healthy salad with benefit of yogurt and fresh vegetables. However, using too much salt in raita will negate any benefit it may have. So, please go low on salt.