Saturday, September 20, 2008

Grilled Onion Raita

As I mentioned yesterday, here's a second option for serving with pita wedges. You could also serve it alongside the vegan curry recipe of your choice, as a cooling element to the fiery spices. This is a chunky version of the normally smooth Indian condiment, raita. If you don't want to fire up the grill just for this purpose, make it on a grill pan over the stove.

Prepare grill or grill pan over medium-high heat. Peel an onion and slice into 1/2-inch thick slices. Brush a teaspoon and a half of olive oil over the onion, and grill for 4 minutes on each side until browned. Cool completely before chopping.

Place the onion in a bowl along with 3/4 cup finely chopped cucumber, 3/4 cup plain soy yogurt (such as Whole Soy), 3/4 tsp. cumin seeds, a tablespoon of chopped cilantro, and 1/4 tsp. each of salt and pepper. It will keep in the fridge in an airtight container for up to two days. 1/4 cup of raita is 30 calories.

cucumber $1.58
plain soy yogurt $0.99
cilantro $2.29

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The Vegan Pantry

  • Vegan yogurt - Whole Soy
  • Vegan milk - Silk
  • Vegan Feta - Sunergia
  • Vegan Cheese - Galaxy Foods
  • Vegan Eggs - Ener-G
  • Vegan Butter - Earth Balance