Green apple and mint raita
Updated: Mar 9, 2022
A raita is a yogurt-based condiment usually served alongside any rice dish. especially biryani. The concept of a raita is to either calm your palate down from the spices or compliment the dish and sometimes both. This is a wonderful raita especially for spicy briyanis and other dishes. The earthy hint of cumin compliments the fresh mint and the sweet-tart of the apples. Simple and elegant, this raita is a wonderful splash of flavors. It is also a very simple raita to make, essentially an assembly job.
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2 cups Greek yogurt, whipped smooth
1/2 Granny Smith apple
3 tablespoons mint, minced
1 teaspoon cumin seeds, toasted and pounded, or 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin seed
Salt, to taste
You can peel the apple if desired, but I choose to keep the skin. Dice into very small pieces, about the size of a match head. Mix in with the rest of the ingredients. Taste and adjust salt if needed.
Keep chilled till ready to serve. Garnish with diced apple and mint before serving.