What Is Raita?

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Raita is one of the most versatile yogurt based, chilled Indian condiment sauces you can make. The sky’s the limit as far as variation of this recipe is concerned. Whatever your food craving, sweet, salty or savory, you’re bound to be able to alter this concoction to satisfy your taste buds.

What Is Raita



The one consistent thing about this sauce is that Raita is a South Asian cuisine that is yogurt based. It can be used as a dip or a side dish. When making it, you can mix in raw or cooked vegetables, herbs, fruit or most anything else you like to eat with yogurt, to customize it to go with a certain dish or to satisfy a craving. The add ins give the sauce a bit more heft, while the herbs and seasoning help to provide more flavor. A traditional classic is cool cucumber raita.  If eaten with a spicy Indian dish, it is a very effective cooling agent to dispel the burning sensation.

Kinds of Raitas:
Cucumber
Mint
Eggplant
Onion
Pineapple
Peach
Berry
Vegetable
Carrot
Tomato
Mango

What are your favorite additions for raita? Let us know in the comments below.

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