Raita (Indian Yogurt Dressing)

Updated: Jun 27, 2019

Ingredients:

1 Cup Greek Yogurt

1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic

2 Tablespoons Chopped Cilantro

1/4 Cup of Chopped Cucumber

Pinch of Salt



From a Culinary Perspective

In Indian Cuisine, Yogurt is an essential dressing used to cleanse and refresh the palate from strong spices. Due to the fact that Indian food is rich in spices, flavors, and fats, Raita can help subdue the overwhelmed tongue after a few bites. In Western culture, think about a savory and fatty cheeseburger, the acid pickle aids as a palate cleanser so you can keep on eating. Raita works in a very similar fashion; however, the difference is that Raita has fresh, creamy, acid, cold, and saucy characteristics.

The use of Raita is not limited to Indian Cuisine. You can pair it with many of your favorite foods, such as Tacos, Mole, Cheeseburgers, Salads, etc.


From a Fitness Perspective

In the fitness world, it is imperative to consume high-quality ingredients while keeping your macros & calories in check. However, even though this full-fat yogurt is usually used for this Yogurt Dressing, you are free to use Greek Yogurt or any other that fits your macros. Furthermore, it is a very healthy alternative to sour cream, mayo, ranch dressing, and so on.


Uses

The use of Raita is not limited to Indian Cuisine. You can pair it with many of your favorite foods, such as Tacos, Mole, Cheeseburgers, Salads, etc.


Pairs Perfectly with Chicken Kottu Rohti

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