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Monday, April 26, 2010

Raita : A good foil for spicy dishes



Raita is a South Asian condiment based on yogurt and used as a sauce or dip. The yogurt is seasoned with cilantro, cumin, mint, cayenne pepper, and other herbs and spices. Vegetables such as cucumber and onions are mixed in. The mixture is served chilled. Raita has a cooling effect on the palate which makes it a good foil for spicy Indian dishes.




Southern Indian cuisine, such as that found in the Bangalore region, often uses finely chopped or diced carrots mixed with dahi yogurt.It could be considered similar to the Greek tzatziki.

VARIOUS TYPES OF RAITAS:
1.BOONDI RAITA:
2.ONION RAITA:
3.TOMATO RAITA:
4.CUCUMBER RAITA:

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