Raita is a yogurt-based condiment which is the cooling “ying” to spicy Biryani’s “yang.” (sorry for the mixed culture metaphor.) There are as many different Raita recipes as there are Indian chefs. Here’s one of Alyson’s favorites.
Raita (Cucumber Yogurt Condiment)
1/2 cucumber, lightly peeled and chopped
1 medium-sized tomato, chopped
1/4 cup red onion, diced
1 cup plain yogurt
1/4 cup mint leaves, minced
2 pinches of sugar
salt and pepper to taste
Prepare all vegetables and place into a medium-sized bowl. Stir in yogurt and mint until evenly combined. Season with a little sugar, salt and pepper.
Place in a serving dish and garnish with mint leaves.
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