Raitas are yogurt salads, which are served with Indian meals as a cooling balance to the other spicier dishes. They can be made using many vegetable combinations, but this is my favourite.
1 tsp lemon or lime juice
2 tsp Delhi Chat Masala or Punjabi Garam Masala
salt to taste
2 medium tomatoes in small cubes (1/2 inch)
1/2 English cucumber peeled and chopped in small cubes
2 green onions finely chopped
10 sprigs cilantro (chop 8 and reserve 2 for garnish)
2 cups plain whole yogurt
Put lemon, salt and Chat or Garam Masala in a bowl and toss the vegetables until coated. Pour in the yogurt and stir together. Top with cilantro sprigs and serve.
4 - 6 servings.