I love making raitas instead of salads whenever I serve authentic Indian food at my dinner parties. Its a great side dish and mellows down the spiciness of the food. Raitas can be made in practically a million ways, and this is just one of them! Roasted Cumin Raita Ingredients: 1 cup plain yoghurt 2 tbsp water 1 tbsp cumin seeds 1/4 tsp chili powder salt to taste 1/2 tbsp cooking oil Method: In a bowl, beat yoghurt, water and salt, until smooth. Heat oil in pan and add cumin seeds and chili powder. Saute for a few seconds till it starts to sizzle, and add into the youghurt. Stir slightly and serve immediately.