Originally uploaded by Colors of My Dreams
Raita is a simple preparation made by adding fruits, vegetables or any other thing to beaten yogurt/curds. Most desi families enjoy yogurt either plain or in the form of delicious raitas as an accompaniment with lunch or dinner. Raitas are unique because they are cool and spicy at the same time. One will find so many varieties of raitas in sub-continent like Bathue Ka Raita, Boondi Raita, Fruit Raita, Ghiya Raita, Onion and Tomato Raita, Mint and Coriander Raita, Garlic Raita and Cucumber Raita.
What you see above is Onion and Tomato Raita.
Yogurt 1 cup
Onion(medium sized half )
Green Chillies 2 to 3 (according to taste or if you don’t want your guests to stay
longer use 10 lol) ;o)
Salt to taste
Red Chilli Powder 1/2 tsp
Pinch of Ground Garam Masala
Fresh mint and fresh coriander chopped finely for garnishing.
(If you don’t have fresh mint use dried mint leaves)
1. Chop onion, green chillies and tomato finely.
2. Beat yogurt and add onion, tomato, green chillies, red chilli powder, ground garam masala, dried crushed mint leaves and salt.
3. Garnish with fresh coriander and enjoy with rice or naan 🙂