Raita is a dish made from yogurt with raw or cooked vegetables and less often from fruit.  

It is usually served as a side dish.

Some types of flatbread can be consumed with raita and different types of chutney.

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Main ingredients of Raita

The main ingredients of Raita are:

  • Yogurt with herbs and spices – coriander, cumin seeds, mint, black pepper, chaat masala, etc.

Vegetables – tomato, cucumber, carrot, pumpkin, potato, spinach, beets, gourd, green chickpeas, etc.

  • Fruits – banana, mango, guava, grapes, pineapple and more.

Types of Raita in Ayurvedic cuisine

These can be:

  • Onion raita – fresh onion, cottage cheese, mint and salt to taste.
  • Boondi raita – boondi, hot red pepper, cottage cheese, mint, chat masala and salt.
  • Grapefruit raita – grapefruit, cottage cheese, mint, chat masala and salt.

Raita can be served as a delicious side dish to the more spicy dishes of Indian cuisine.

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