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I love making raitas instead of salads whenever I serve authentic Indian food at my dinner parties. Its a great side dish and mellows down the spiciness of the food. Raitas can be made in practically a million ways, and this is just one of them!

Roasted Cumin Raita


1 cup plain yoghurt
2 tbsp water
1 tbsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp chili powder
salt to taste
1/2 tbsp cooking oil


In a bowl, beat yoghurt, water and salt, until smooth.

Heat oil in pan and add cumin seeds and chili powder. Saute for a few seconds till it starts to sizzle, and add into the youghurt.

Stir slightly and serve immediately.

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