A bowl of grated green apple raita

green apple raita

The coolness of the yoghurt, with the sweetness of the fruit, makes this apple raita, or hare seb ki raita, the perfect accompaniment for hot food

a serving bowl of beetroot raita

beetroot raita

A south Indian beetroot raita, or pachadi. This is a vibrant coloured dish, with fresh crunchy beetroot, cooling yoghurt and a hint of spice.

a serving bowl of cucumber raita

cucumber raita

The coolness of the cucumber and yoghurt, with a touch of sweetness, makes this kheere ka raita the perfect accompaniment for hot food

a serving bowl of kachumber

tomato, cucumber and onion salad

Fresh and slightly acidic, kachumber is a chopped salad featuring tomato, cucumber and onion. It is one of the most common accompaniments to an Indian meal.