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Tomato raita, a fresh and easy Indian yogurt dip with mint, cumin, ginger and diced tomato. A great side dish for hot curries!

Indian Tomato Raita Recipe

Tomato raita, a fresh and easy Indian yogurt dip with mint, cumin, ginger and diced tomato. A great side dish for hot curries!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories per serving 167 kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 small fresh tomatoes
  • 1 tsp garlic paste
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger grated
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened yogurt
  • 1 small red onion chopped finely
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 4 tbsp whole milk
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 2 tsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • a handful fresh mint chopped
  • vegetable oil
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Slice the tomatoes open and deseed them. Discard the seeds (you don’t have to peel the tomatoes) and chop the tomato flesh up into small chunks. Pour a little vegetable oil in a medium saucepan and add half of the chopped red onion together with the garlic paste, the mustard seeds and the freshly grated ginger.
    Tomato raita, a fresh and easy Indian yogurt dip with mint, cumin, ginger and diced tomato. A great side dish for hot curries!
  2. Place the pan over medium heat and gently cook the onion for 3 minutes in the hot oil. Then add the freshly chopped tomatoes and the tomato paste.
  3. Stir and cook the tomatoes for 3 more minutes until a little soft. Then add the cumin seeds and the garam masala. Season with a little pinch of pepper and salt.
    Tomato raita, a fresh and easy Indian yogurt dip with mint, cumin, ginger and diced tomato. A great side dish for hot curries!
  4. Stir the tomato well and cook for another 7 to 10 minutes until soft. The stir in the freshly chopped mint, the yogurt and the milk.

    Tomato raita, a fresh and easy Indian yogurt dip with mint, cumin, ginger and diced tomato. A great side dish for hot curries!
  5. Stir the raita well now until you get a creamy but still chunky dipping sauce. Add the rest if the chopped red onion.
    Tomato raita, a fresh and easy Indian yogurt dip with mint, cumin, ginger and diced tomato. A great side dish for hot curries!
  6. Stir and check the seasoning. Add extra pepper or salt to taste if necessary. Take the raita off the heat and let it cool down fully. Then place it in the fridge for 5 minutes. Scoop the raita in a clean bowl. Serve cold.
    Tomato raita, a fresh and easy Indian yogurt dip with mint, cumin, ginger and diced tomato. A great side dish for hot curries!