As Sudha Chalicham and Venu Chaganti, from Andhra Pradesh, India, taught Lindsay Sterling in Scarborough, ME.
Note: Raita is a cooling yogurt sauce that balances spicy food.
Makes: 4-6 servings
Cooking time: 5 minutes
- 1 Tbsp chopped cilantro
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 Tbsp diced fresh tomato (optional)
- 1 Indian green chili (super hot, and small, also known as Thai chili), sliced into thin circles
- about 1/2 cup water, depending on how thick your yogurt is
Add cilantro, yogurt, salt, tomato (optional), and chili pepper to a mixing bowl. Mix in enough water so that the texture of the sauce is loose but not watery. Enjoy with spicy food.