Indian raita

Raita is spiced sauces made from yogurt, and are commonly used in Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi cuisine. The typical raita is made with herbs and cucumber, and tastes great with spicy Indian food. It is so easy to whip up, and is also great with fresh veggies, Indian papadams or with fresh bread.

This is two of my favourite Indian raita made with spices and herbs, inspired from the many Indian restaurants I have visited around the world. Raita can also be made with any combination of coriander, mint, cummin and grinded/chopped vegetables or fruits.

indian raita

 

Yogurt with coriander and mint
– 1 large cup of yogurt or vegan yogurt
– ½ handful of chopped coriander
– ½ handful of chopped mint leaves
– 1 tsp sugar
– 1 tsp salt
– fresh lemon juice

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and add lemon juice to taste. Keep refrigerated for 30 minutes for the flavor to set in the sauce, then it´s ready to serve.

 

Yogurt with mint and cummin
– 1 large cup of yoghurt or vegan yogurt
– ½ handful of chopped mint leaves
– 1-2 tsp cummin seeds
– 1 tsp sugar
– 1 tsp salt
– fresh lemon juice
– pepper to taste

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and add lemon juice to taste. Keep refrigerated for 30 minutes for the flavor to set.

 

About the Author Elin

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