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Raita is a South Asian yogurt-based condiment used as a sauce or dip as well as a salad dressing. It pairs well with greens, seafood, raw veggie appetizers like celery and radishes, and even as a sauce over lentils or brown rice.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian
Yield: 6 people


  • 1 medium tomato diced
  • 1.5 cups yogurt plain (non fat)
  • 2 tablespoons mint leaves (fresh) finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup scallions or mild onion finely chopped
  • 1 small cucumber peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 1/2 tablespoons cumin toasted and ground
  • pepper to taste
  • Tabasco to taste


  • To toast cumin, place seeds over high heat in a small heavy skillet on the stove. Toss them frequently until fragrant, about two to four minutes.
  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Chill at least 30 minutes before serving.
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