Tomato Raita - Healthy Salad Recipe

Indian Raita Recipe
Cool Tomato salad with yogurt

Raita recipes such as Tomato Raita recipe make your meal more colorful as well as healthier. It contains all the goodness of fresh tomatoes and yogurt. It is a wonderful tomato and yogurt recipe. You can use Homemade Yogurt.

This Indian salad recipe is a side dish that is served with a variety of Indian rice or bread. Not only it is a very healthy recipe, but it is easy and simple and quick salad recipe too.

It would take you just a few minutes (the time to chop tomatoes). about 5 minutes total including the tempering to make this raita.

It looks colorful with red tomatoes, white yogurt and the green coriander leaves. Just try it.

How to Make Tomato Raita

Main ingredients for tomato raitha

Red ripe tomatoes
yogurt - curd - dahiyogurt - curd - dahi

Ingredients for tomato raitha to serve 3-4

  • Ripe red tomatoes - 2 cups chopped
  • Curds(plain yogurt) - 1 cup
  • Salt - to taste
  • Sugar - 1/4 tsp
  • Green chili(optional) - 1 chopped fine or slit in two.
  • Coriander(Cilantro) leaves - 1 tbsp 

For tempering

  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida - a pinch

Step by step instructions for making tomato raitha


  1. Chop tomatoes, cilantro.
  2.  Slit chilli in half if you want to take it out before serving.
  3. Chop finely if you like raita chili hot

Prepare tempering

  1. Heat oil. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
  2. Add the slit chili, pinch of asafetida.

Final Mixing

  1. Mix together chopped tomatoes, cilantro leaves, salt, sugar, curds.
  2. Add the prepared seasoning and mix well.

Serve with rice or bread immediately or after cooling in the fridge for sometime.

 Tips and variations

  • Add 1 tbsp fresh grated coconut to this raita if you wish
  • You can add black pepper powder along with or instead of green chili according to your taste.
  • The plain yogurt(curds)should be fresh and sweet. Make sure it is not sour.
  • Add 1 tbsp fresh grated coconut to this raita if you wish
  • Keep the raitha in the fridge if you are planning to serve it later. If left outside, it may get sour, if left outside the fridge.
  • Add finely chopped onion if you with.
  • This tomato raitha tastes wonderful with all the rice dishes

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How to make yogurt at home - Homemade Yogurt.

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