Tomato Raita – a la Maharashtra

  • Servings : 2-3
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Ready In : 5m

As the sun shines brighter and brighter, and temperatures soar high, it is always a very good idea to have yoghurt in some form during the day. Also if you are having an Indian meal , then a raita is ideal for accompanying a hot, spicy curry. It scores some more points on the  health scale if you add some bit of colour ( well…not chillies, I mean.. veggies) in it.

I love making this raita with Egg curry, Chicken curry or any other spicy curry. It tastes terrific with rotis or parathas but also goes very well with rice.


  • Yoghurt- 1/2 cup
  • Onions, finely sliced- 1/8 cup
  • Cucumber- finely sliced- 1/4 cup
  • Tomatoes finely chopped - 1/4 cup
  • Green chilli( optional)
  • Coriander, finely chopped- 1 tsp
  • Salt- to taste



Chop the tomatoes, onions, cucumber and green chilli. Beat the yoghurt.


Mix all these in a large bowl. Add in the beaten yoghurt and salt.


This is a very simple and basic recipe for a raita, which is essentially vegetables mixed in beaten yoghurt. This can be made even more exciting by adding in some roasted cumin( jeera) powder or some chaat masala. But believe me, even on its own, in this simplified form this raita tastes fabulous.

Try it.

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