Monday, December 14, 2009

Cucumber And Tomato Raita


How often do you drink jugs and jugs of water while eating spicy Indian food? Next time try to have some raita instead as water won't do anything to rid the pain, but you'll have to use a full fat yoghurt for this. It is a refreshing side dish to have even if the heat from the curry doesn't bother you at all.
P.S It turned out to be the savior of our dinner for one of the tummies as he was not used to spicy Indian food.


Serves 4 as part of an Indian meal;
you'll need;
2 Lebanese cucumber, seeded and cubed
2 tomatoes, seeded and cubed
500g of Greek yoghurt
2 tbs of cooking oil
1 tsp of black mustard seeds

Place cubed vegetables in a bowl and add yoghurt. Mix well.

Heat cooking oil and add in the mustard seeds, turn off the heat when the seeds start to pop. Pour it over the yoghurt mixture. Mix well.

Garnish with some coriander leaves and serve it as part of your Indian meal.

18 comments:

  1. mmm, this would go well with some butter chicken. Nice job!

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  2. I love a good raita with my curries, thanks for the recipe!!

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  3. Yes raita is a must have with Indian meals!! Most people won't even bother with the last step, you are getting very good with your Indian food!!

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  4. I've only been buying store bought raita, but now I think I can make one by following your recipe!

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  5. Adrian,
    Thanks! It absolutely would!

    Mary,
    You are welcome!

    Vijay,
    Thanks! I think the last step made it Indian no?

    Kenny,
    Thanks! oh it will taste much better!! :)

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  6. No more shop bought raita for me!! :)

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  7. So simple to make! We normally just have a bowl of yoghurt just in case haha

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  8. love to eat,
    Absolutely!! and it is cheaper and fresher too!

    Anu,
    Ditch the bowl of yoghurt and start having raita instead! ;)

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  9. Thanks for sharing, this is healthy too.

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  10. I always need yoghurt on the side just in case, this raita is a much better option!!

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  11. Anncoo,
    My pleasure!! :)

    KL girl in MELB,
    Absolutely! and you suddenly have an extra dish too!

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  12. This dish looks very cool and refreshing!

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  13. That's a good looking raita, well done!!

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  14. Fresh Local and Best,
    Oh it makes a different to a curry meal :)

    Gurmit,
    Thanks!!!! :)

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  15. I have been making raita without the last step, bet it taste very different!

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  16. Haha you can really taste the difference!

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  17. Oh yes. I'm totally want to try to recreate this. YUM!

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  18. Kristin,
    It makes a curry meal a lot more memorable :)

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