Raitas are yogurt salads, which are served with Indian meals as a cooling element to balance heat of spicy curries or dals. They can be made using many vegetable combinations, but this is our favourite.
1 tsp lemon or lime juice
2 tsp Delhi Chat Masala (you can also use Punjabi Garam Masala for a different profile)
Salt to taste
2 medium tomatoes, diced in small cubes (1/2 inch)
2 Lebanese or Persian cucumbers, peeled and diced in small cubes (1/2 inch)
2 green onions, sliced
2 TBL cilantro, chopped fine
2 cups plain whole yogurt
Put everything except yoghurt in a bowl and toss well until vegetables are coated.
Pour in the yogurt and stir together. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes for flavours to blend.