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Tomato Raita


Tomato Raita is one of the easiest condiment recipes which does not require any cooking and can be made at home by combining chopped tomatoes and curd. The coriander leaves, cumin powder and chillies used in this recipe simply transform it into one of the best raita you will ever make.

2 medium Tomatoes
2 tablespoons finely chopped Coriander Leaves
1 Green Chilli, deseed, finely chopped
1 cup Thick Curd (Yogurt)
1/2 teaspoon Cumin Powder (Jeera Powder)
1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper Powder (optional)

Take curd in a bowl and beat until smooth.

Cut ripe tomatoes into halves and remove seeds. Dice them into small pieces.

Add chopped tomatoes, chopped green chilli, chopped coriander leaves, cumin powder and salt.

Mix well and taste for salt. If required, add more salt.

Transfer it to serving bowl and garnish by sprinkling black pepper powder over it.

Tips and Variations:
– Take red ripe tomatoes or those which are less sour in taste to make it.
– Add 1/2 chopped onion and/or 1/3 cup chopped cucumber for variation.
– Garnish with mustard seeds and asafoetida tempering instead of black pepper powder for variation in taste.

Taste: Natural taste of tomato and curd

Serving Ideas: It is a perfect accompaniment to be served with aloo paratha, mooli paratha, etc. Many Indian rice dishes like vegetable biryani, lemon rice, etc are unimaginable to be served without tomato raita.