Tomato raita is one of the easiest and simplest recipe which requires no cooking. Tomato raita can be used even along with chapattis and rotis. It is best served with kebabs , biryanis or pulavs. Other raita options are Cucumber Raita and Boondi raita.
Two or three teaspoons of coriander leaves finely chopped.
One meduium hot green chili, finely chopped
Half teaspoon of fried jeera / cumin powder
Half teaspoon of pepper powder.
Salt as per requirement
Tomato should be ripened. Make sure the tomatoes are not sour.
Wash the tomatoes properly and dry it using a cloth.
Cut the tomatoes in to half and deseed it.
Dice the tomatoes in to small pieces.
Rinse and Wash the remaining ingredients properly.
Transfer the curd in a bowl. Curd should be devoid of any water and should not be sour for a better result. Keep it aside.
Chop the fresh coriander leaves in to small and keep few of them intact for garnishing. Keep it aside
Slit the green chili in to half and chop it finely and keep it aside.
Roast the cumin seeds in a thick bottomed pan in medium flame. Using a mixer-grinder or mortar and pestle to powder it.
Get fresh dried black pepper and ground it using a mixer-grinder or mortar and pestle.
In the bowl of curd, mix the diced tomatoes, chopped green chilies, finely cut coriander leaves and mix properly.
Transfer it in to a serving bowl and add pepper powder in to it and mix properly.
Garnish it using coriander leaves serve.
Add a dash of red chilli powder for garnishing.
Add enough Fresh mint leaves for garnishing.
As an additional ingredient you can add half to one diced onion
You can garnish the tomato raita using fried mustard seeds, curry leaves and asafetida for a different taste.
Add Avocados or cut mangoes for a different taste
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