Friday, May 31, 2013
Raita is a perfect meal accompaniment for the sweltering summer. You can choose any salad vegetables of your choice. This recipe is very forgiving. If you can add some fresh mint from the garden, it will be delectable. But if you don't have one, that's fine too.
Mixed Vegetable Raita
2 baby cucumbers, peeled, chopped
1 tomato, chopped
1 carrot, peeled, chopped finely
1/2 red onion, minced (optional)
2 cups plain yogurt, whisked
salt to taste
A pinch of sugar (optional)
1/2 tsp roasted cumin powder
1/2 tsp chaat masala
7-8 fresh mint leaves, shredded
1. Mix all the ingredients.
1. Do not make too much in advance as cucumber will leave moisture. Or keep everything ready and mix at the very last minute before serving.
2. For extra zing, you can add minced green chili or red chili powder.
3. For rich taste, use full fat yogurt. However, I prefer fat-free, plain Greek yogurt.