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Discussion in 'Cookery' started by henriette, Dec 18, 2011.
sorry - don't get Indian takeaway ever -- is it raita?
yes, but there is something I am not getting in my homemade version!
We only get the onion salad from our takeaway... it is a 30 minute drive away, but I LOVE the salad and sauce. So Climber gets it (and popadoms) for me and I make the rest! They think it is very funny and often include a different odd thing for me to try (fried aubergines in chilli oil was great) , sad, but true!
The stuff you get from takeaways here seems to be onions, ketchup, tamarind, and a little bit of mint sauce.
There's turmeric in the one I am after. It is a little sweet....and no, they won't give me the recipe, they think it is funny, presumably because it is very simple!
I'll see if I can find out, I'm quite friendly with a couple of the Indian chefs here. Does Mamta not have an answer? Email her and ask.
I did one which consisted of yogurt, mint sauce, and mango chutney. I cant find the recipe but it was pretty good.
I think it's just lemon juice and salt, Pobbs. Both render the raw lemon fairly sweet.
I've always understood that raita is a yoghurt and cucumber or herb thin, designed to cool the palate, but I'm open to be corrected by the better informed.
Try adding guava to the basic raita
Yep- You're right MM. The spicy onions given away with poppadoms up here are dressed in ketchup, mint sauce and tamarind.
Mmmmmmmmmmmmm! Mango chutney.... tamarind.... I'll try them both anyway!
Si, I'm not convinced that ketchup is right for what I am trying, but I'll give that a whirl too.
And lapin, I daren't ask such a simple question.... I'm embarrassed, especially given the giggles of the chefs who make it here!