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An Indian salad made with yogurt and chopped vegetables or fruits, such as cucumbers, spinach, or bananas.

[Hindi rāytā, from Sanskrit *rājikātiktakaḥ, mustard pickle : rājikā, black mustard (probably from rājiḥ, streak, line, from ṛjyati, he stretches out; see reg- in Indo-European roots) + tiktaka-, bitter (from tikta-, past participle of tejate, it is sharp; see steig- in Indo-European roots).]
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(ˈreɪtə; raɪˈiːtə)
(Cookery) an Indian dish of finely chopped cucumber, peppers, mint, etc, in yoghurt, served with curries
[C20: from Hindi]
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Noun1.raita - an Indian side dish of yogurt and chopped cucumbers and spices
entremets, side dish, side order - a dish that is served with, but is subordinate to, a main course
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Toss into the rice with the coriander and serve with the raita.
Profusely and beautifully illustrated throughout, the showcased dishes range from Boondi Raita (Yogurt Sauce with Fried Chickpea Balls); Gaajar Aloo (Carrots and Potatoes); Paalak Paneer (Spinach and Cheese); and Kadhi (Yogurt Curry with Fried Fritters); to Maa Rajma (Black Beans and Kidney Beans); Mahni (Tamarind Sauce); Sada Pratha (Plain Pan-Fried Flatbread); and Poori (Deep-Fried Bread).
I liked the idea of a cool, yoghurty dip here, so I have added my own version of a cucumber raita; slightly sweet, spicy and minty, and with plenty of crunchy cucumber, it really does the trick.
You can also top it with some chopped fresh coriander, some soy yoghurt raita and a few slices of red onion.
Profusely and beautifully illustrated throughout, the internationally derived recipes range from Tandoori Halibut with Raita; Basil Pesto Linguine, Scallops with Black Pudding; and Chow Mein; to Buffalo Chicken Wings with a Smoked Garlic and Chive Dip; Beef Satay; and Steak with Pepper Sauce.
Add 2-3 tsp water to the raita, stir until smooth and set aside.
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The meal includes dates, chicken biryani, kheer, raita, and water.