Raita: Yogurt with Spices Indian Recipe
This cooling condiment exists in many variations, some featuring vegetables such as cucumbers and tomatoes. The basic version offered here is a cinch to prepare and works wonderfully alongside any Indian snack or meal.
||freshly ground black pepper
||cilantro leaves for decoration
| *Look for preservative-free yogurt, which has a milder, more mellow flavor.
1. Place the yogurt in a medium mixing bowl and whisk until creamy.
2. Add the chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper, and mix well.
3. Place in a decorative serving bowl and sprinkle some chili powder in the center of the raita. Use a knife to spread the powder outward in an informal design.
4. Decorate with cilantro leaves before serving.
NOTE: Make the raita several hours before serving; let stand at room temperature to develop the flavors.
5 minutes plus 2-3 hour downtime.