Thursday, June 3, 2010


Raita is a side dish made from Yogurt and a few vegetables. It is used as an accompaniment to the Rice Dishes and is very popularly used in India. It is a very simple recipe. There are many varieties to this dish. This is my version of a tasty and healthy Raita.


1 cup Yogurt
1/2 cup Buttermilk
2 Green Chillies (Finely Chopped)
1 Medium-sized onion (Finely chopped)
1 Medium-sized tomato (Finely Chopped)
1 small Carrot grated
1 Cucumber (Finely Chopped)
1 tsp Black Salt
1/2 tsp Cumin powder
Salt to taste


  • In a mixing bowl, blend together the Yogurt and the Buttermilk to a smooth and a fine liquid.
  • To this add all the chopped veggies: Onions, Tomatoes, Green Chillies,Cucumber and Carrots.
  • Mix these will until it is well incorporated and coated with the Yogurt liquid.
  • Then add the Black Salt and the Cumin Powder.
  • Add Salt to taste and mix all the ingredients well.
  • Garnish with Cilantro.
  • Raita is ready to be served.
(You can use Chat Masala, if you want an added flavor to this Raita)

Enjoy your Raita as it is or with a Rice Dish.

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