Tomato Mint Raita Recipe

Sign in to save article

Raita is an essential Indian condiment, a yogurt and vegetable salad that’s usually eaten with meals to cool off the burn of spices. This raita is tart and refreshing and would make a great accompaniment for roast chicken or fish.

Tomato Mint Raita Recipe

Makes 3 1/2 cups | 20 minutes + time to chill

Ingredients

  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 medium, firm but ripe Roma tomatoes
  • ¼ cup red onion, minced
  • 1 tablespoon mint, sliced thinly
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds

Whisk the yogurt into a large bowl. Season with salt, cumin, and sugar. Chop the tomatoes into ½-inch pieces. Fold into the yogurt along with red onion and mint. Heat up the oil in a small saucepan and when the oil is just shy of smoking, pop the mustard seeds and oil into the raita. Chill until ready to serve.

Notes & Variations

  • Raita may be kept in the fridge for up to two days. If you notice any water separate from the yogurt (due to the onions and tomatoes), you can simply drain it off before serving.
  • Top with 1 teaspoon of lemon juice for added brightness.
  • Substitute honey or ½ cup diced mangoes in place of sugar.
  • Add chopped peanuts or sunflower seeds for crunch.

Tags: Healthy Recipes, Quick Recipe Ideas, Sauces, International Cuisine

Sign in to save article
Share

Written By

Anita Jaisinghani

Anita Jaisinghani is a renowned chef. For more information on Anita, visit her online here. See Full Bio

CircleAround is owned by One GS Media, a subsidiary of Girl Scouts of the USA, and we make financial distributions to benefit the next generation of Girl Scouts. We strive to make the world a better place by supporting each other today and emboldening the women leaders of tomorrow.

Love this article?

Sign up for the newsletter to get the best of CircleAround delivered right to your inbox.

Welcome
to our circle.

We're women, just like you, sharing our struggles and our triumphs to make connections and build a community.

We also make financial distributions to benefit the next generation of Girl Scouts.

About Us