Raita (yogurt apple & onion)

14 Oct

A fresh raita or yogurt relish a perfect accompaniment to Indian vegetable dishes, dhals, curries and grilled meats. It is both sweet and hot; a combination of crunchy onion, warm ginger and sweet apple with a hint of chilli it also makes a lovely dip for savory snacks.

Serves 4 Prep 10min
250g plain yogurt
1 medium onion, peeled and minced
1 green apple, grated
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cracked black pepper
2cm piece fresh ginger grated to a paste
2-3 cloves garlic crushed to a paste
handful fresh coriander leaves chopped
1/4 tsp ground cayenne chilli

Beat all the ingredients together leaving a little chilli to sprinkle on top as a garnish.

Recipe Source
This recipe come about by combining elements from two Madhur Jaffrey recipes in her wonderful book A Taste of India . I needed something to balance a savory dhal and fried aubergines dish and this was it.

Originally posted Mas du Diable 14/10/07

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