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The uncomplicated ingredients of this raita belie the fabulous flavor of the mixture. It is particularly good as an accompaniment to a pulao or biriyani.
11⁄2 cups plain yogurt 375 mL
2 cups chopped tomatoes 500 mL
2 green onions, finely sliced 2
with some green
1 tsp minced green chilies, 5 mL
preferably serranos (optional)
1⁄2 tsp salt or to taste 2 mL
1⁄4 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1 mL
or to taste
1. Stir yogurt in a bowl until smooth and creamy. Stir in tomatoes, onions, chilies, if using, salt and pepper.
2. Cover and chill well before serving. (Can be refrigerated for up to 24 hours.)
Recipes reprinted with permission from Easy Indian Cooking, by Suneeta Vaswani, Robert Rose Inc., 2004. Photos by Mark T. Shapiro.