Avocado, Tomato and Onion Raita (Yoghurt)
Avocado, Tamatar aur Pyaz ka Raita
This is a simple, refreshing raita for summer. It can be served with an Indian meal or alongside a grilled chicken/fish/meat and a selection of vegetables. Avocados are called Makhan phal in Hindi. Serves 4-6
1 avocado pear, skinned, stone removed and flesh chopped into small cubes
1 tomato, skinned, de-seeded and chopped into small cubes
1-2 green chillies, sliced thinly (adjust to taste)
1/2 red onions, peeled and finely chopped
1 tbsp. fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped
1 1/2 - 2 cups yoghurt
A good sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. roast cumin, coarsely powdered (roast cumin seeds in a dry wok and grind in a mortar)
1/4 tsp. chilli powder
Lightly beat yoghurt in a bowl.
Add all other ingredients, except half of the chilli powder and cumin powder, and fold gently together.
Place in a serving dish and sprinkle saved chilli and cumin powders.
Avocado for the raita should be on the firm side and not soggy.
Also see Raita Selection.