Authentic Pakistani Raita (Yogurt cilantro chutney sauce)

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Note to self: Sometimes, even more than the main course, the most important part of the meal is the sauces that accompany it. We’re a total saucy family…pun intended. 😉 But no, really…Even with curries and the like we prefer the sauce over actual meat. And don’t get me started if we ever go out to eat or get fast food…”Can I have extra extra fire sauce?” “Can you just throw in all the sauces? One of each please”…We legit have a cupboard dedicated to sauces that we’ve collected over the years. It’s one of the things I miss from home. Having a boat load of mini sauce options with your meal. And oh the creations we would make mixing sauces together and throwing them on a burger or a paratha roll! Sigh…those were the good ol’ days.

I should probably consider getting a jar and starting my own sauce collection here with Moudi…Though he already thinks I’m ooc (out of control) because I asked him to get BBQ sauce and ranch from McDonalds when all we got were hash browns… and then never ended up using it. ::eye roll:: (You have to make every opportunity count…duh…and who eats hash browns with ranch and BBQ anyways?! I might be quirky but I’m not a crazy guy) Oh, well there might also be the fact we already have ranch and BBQ in the fridge so getting them didn’t exactly make sense in his eyes…but it doesn’t matter. I NEEDED them. 🙂 Lol.

But anyways, back to raita…whenever you have biryani, kabobs tikka or samosas you HAVE to have the right sauce to pair with it and one of these sauces is definitely raita. A yogurt chutney that helps cool down the palate while adding freshness to the dish with the herbs and spices. Definite holy grail and must try!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup green chutney
  • 1 packet of Lazeez Asian Cuisine Raita spice mix

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl add 1 cup of plain yogurt and whip until smooth.
  2. Add ¼ cup of green chutney and 1 packet of Lazeez Asian Cuisine Raita spice mix and mix well.
  3. Enjoy with samosas, chicken biryani, kabobs, chicken tikka, burgers or with anything your heart fancies.

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