Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Mixed Raita

This is a salad like accompaniment that is widely served with Indian food. The dressing is a yogurt based one, which makes this salad ideal for warmer climates and hot summer days. Its really healthy, refreshing and tasty, of course. You will find a number of varieties of raita being served at an Indian restaurant. The base to all of these is  identical, the veggies you find in these salads will vary. Today I've made a basic raita with an assortment of salad veggies which you can adjust to your liking.

You can serve this with biryani, jeera rice or any other spicy Indian food. The yogurt helps soothe the palate.

Mixed Raita

1/2 cup curds / natural unflavored yogurt
Salt, to taste
Lime juice, to taste
A pinch of black pepper powder
1 small onion, chopped
1 tomato, chopped
1 cucumber, chopped
1/4 yellow pepper, chopped
1/4 red pepper chopped

Mix the veggies in a bowl and season with salt, lime juice and pepper to taste.

Beat the yogurt in a bowl. You can add a little sugar if you'd like to. Add the beaten yogurt to the veggies.

Mix well.

Check for seasoning and adjust, if needed.

You can garnish with some chopped coriander leaves.

Refrigerate till ready to serve.

This recipe is linked to -
Savory Sunday
Mangia Mondays
Mouthwatering Mondays
Meatless Mondays
My Meatless Mondays
Let's Do Brunch
Hearth and Soul
Just Another Meatless Monday
A Little Birdie Told Me
Delectable Tuesday
Tempt My Tummy Tuesday


  1. Refreshing and colorful raita.. looks sooooo delicious dear.. thanks for the healthy recipe.. Yum yum yummmm :)
    Indian Cuisine

  2. Sounds both delicious and healthy, and also something that would jazz up my packed lunches too

  3. Trisha, this is a new dish to me, but it sounds light and delicious!

    Thank you for linking up to "A Little Birdie Told Me...". I feel honored to have you as a regular contributor. Your recipes and style really bring a lot to the party!


  4. Thank you Jenn, I love having you over so often. .. thank you for u'r kind words!

  5. I've had raita made with cucumber before, but this sounds even more delicious with the tomatoes and the peppers. Thank you for sharing it with Let's Do Brunch.

  6. Thanks For Linking it with Iftar Nights..

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  7. Thanks for inviting me over Mehjabeen!

  8. Mmm....going to have to try this, too. I've not yet attempted Raita at home, but this seems doable. Thanks!

  9. It is fairly simple Kristi, you'll love it. Thanks for stopping by!


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