A simple and easy 5-minute yogurt sauce also known as Raita, Tzatzicki or Chachik. A cooling sauce that will complement any spicy dish.
Start delving into exotic cuisine from India, the Middle East and the Mediterranean and you will come across a familiar, delicious condiment that I am calling Yogurt Sauce. In India it is known as Raita, some middle eastern countries calls it Chachik and the Greeks call it Tzatziki.
This is a bare bones, easy, everyday version with just 5 ingredients. I LOVE using this as a condiment to spicy dishes from any country. The cooling effect compliments the fiery goodness from some of the best cuisine. I highly encourage you to keep some on hand at all times if you are delving into spicy recipes regularly.
2 cups Greek style yogurt
1 hothouse or english cucumber, diced
1/4 onion, diced (I prefer red onions)
1 lemon, juice
2 cloves of garlic, peeled and minced
salt to taste
1/4 cup fresh herb of choice (dill, oregano, thyme, cilantro, chives etc)
Mix ingredients in bowl, keep in fridge up to 1 week. Enjoy with spicy cuisine from around the world, experiment, have fun!!