Active Time
15 MIN
Total Time
1 HR 15 MIN
Serves : Makes 2 cups of raita

A simple, cooling yogurt dip, raita is delicious with the peppery version of the crisp lentil-flour wafers called pappadams (or any spicy food) sold at every Indian market.  More Indian Recipes

How to Make It

Step 1    

Whisk the yogurt in a bowl. Stir in the tomatoes, cilantro and cayenne and season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate for about 1 hour.

Step 2    

Preheat the broiler. Set 1 pappadam in the center of a baking sheet as close to the heat as possible and broil with the oven door open until the pappadam begins to puff, about 5 seconds. Pull the baking sheet out of the oven and turn the pappadam 180 degrees. Return to the oven for about 3 seconds longer, or until the pappadam is dimpled and puffed. Transfer the pappadam to a wire rack and repeat with the remaining pappadams. Serve with the raita.

Make Ahead

The pappadams can be baked up to 1 hour ahead.

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