Definition of "raita" [raita]

  • An Indian salad made with yogurt and chopped vegetables or fruits, such as cucumbers, spinach, or bananas. (noun)

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Use "raita" in a sentence
  • "If you were to chop up some salad vegetables (cucumbers, tomatoes, carrot, radish, onion) and stir in some yogurt and cumin to make a raita, the combination of stuffed paratha and raita is both filling and nutritious!"
  • "The raita is the term often used for salads made in North Indian style, usually seasoned with cumin, mint and yogurt."
  • "During the sultry days of summer, a big bowl of raita is a truly refreshing treat."