Banana and Cucumber Raitas

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By Merry White

Published 1974

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Raitas are served with curries to cool the palate. You can make raita with other vegetables as well.

See also the recipe for Tomato Pachadi.

The yogurt amounts for the banana raita are approximate; the banana taste goes very far.


Banana Raita



Place the yogurt in a large bowl. Peel the bananas and squeeze them through your hands to make a rough puree. Add to the yogurt and mix. Crush the cardamom and extract the black seeds. Pound them a little in a mortar and add to the yogurt. Let stand for a few hours or overnight, to develop the flavor. This will keep for a day or so.