These popular yogurt salads are designed to be a cooling counterpoint for spicy dishes. Raita can be made with a variety of vegetables, including cucumbers, potatoes, spinach and eggplant. Fruit raita – such as those made with ripe tomatoes or bananas are also popular.
This is my family's favourite raita and is made in a couple of minutes!
This is a simple raita which can be taken with rice or any type of rice item that is cooked. Generally we make tomato onion raita with some biryani or any item. I found this tasty and slightly different.. Give a try and let me know if you liked it :-)
I used edible colours for this raita to celebrate the day at home with friends. Great with a simple dish of chawal. Happy Aug 15!
Serve this cooling raita with a spicy Indian meal.
This is a quick and easy salad that you can wrap in a chapati or just have with rice, especially when you do not feel like cooking something heavy. The salad should be eaten fresh and chilled.
Raita is a kind of cucumber salad that is eaten with Pulao and all kinds of Biryanis. It is really light and must be made right before the rice is served.
Boondis are small balls of sweet besan which are mixed with seasoned yoghurt to make this delicious yet simple salad. Serve with chapati or rice.
Cucumber and dahi provide a cooling contrast to flattened pork (escalopes) rolled around a hot, ginger-spiced stuffing. Try serving with boiled rice and steamed french beans. To make escalopes: Cut pork fillet into 3/4 inch slices. Place a piece of sliced pork or a chop on a sheet of waxed paper or plastic wrap, cover with a second sheet and using a belna (rolling pin) or meat mallet, flatten to a thickness of about 1/4 inch.
This is a raita made during Navratri to go on thali that is served to break the fast. Serve with puri and other vrat food dishes.
This is a bit different raita, as it is made from lauki or bottle gourd. It is a Navratri special salad item.