Indian raita is a yogurt-based side dish, oftentimes used as a cooling companion for spicy foods. It consists of beaten yogurt and can be made in a variety of types, such as cucumber raita, onion raita, fruit raita etc. Most commonly, it's garnished with spices like roasted cumin powder, black salt and sometimes topped with fresh herbs.
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Grate the cucumber and chop the onion finely.
In a large bowl, whisk the yogurt until smooth.
Add in the grated cucumber, chopped onion, and chopped green chili. Mix well.
Next, add in the roasted cumin powder, black salt, and regular salt to taste. Stir until well combined.
Finally, top with the chopped fresh cilantro and give it one more good stir.
Chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving, this allows all the flavours to come together. Serve your raita alongside your favourite curry or biryani dish.