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Cucumber, Onion &Tomato Raita & Varitions (Yoghurt)
Kheera, Pyaz aur Tamatar ka Raita

Mamta Gupta

This is another popular raita often served in Indian restaurants in Uk, perhaps because it is so easy to make. Proportions of all vegetables are approximate. Serves 4-6

Edited August 2013

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2 cups, thick natural yoghurt (or Sour cream for)
1 small red onion, finely chopped/sliced
1 medium tomato-seeds removed and finely chopped
1/2 cup cucumber (kheera or kakri) finely chopped
1-2 green chillies, finely chopped (optional, but they are nice)
1 tbsp. chopped coriander leaves and/or chopped mint leaves
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp. coarsely ground roast cumin seeds (or freshly ground black pepper)
1/4 tsp. coarsely ground roast cumin seeds for garnish
1 carrot, peeled and finely cubed (optional)
Optional garnish; 1/2 red chilli, chopped or a sprig of mint leaves


1.To make, mix all ingredients together in a large bowl and transfer to a serving bowl.
2.Garnish with a sprinkle of roast cumin and chopped red chilli and mint/coriander leaves.
3.Serve chilled.


Also see Raita Selection.

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