A couple of great refreshing side dishes that go with any Indian meal, that needs the heat toning down.



Mango Raita - you can make variations of this using different ingredients, cucumber and mint, beetroot, apple, orange.
1 Large mango
200g plain yogurt
1 Tbl  dessicated coconut
salt & pepper to taste
handful of chopped coriander
1/4 tsp chilli powder

Slice the cheeks of the mango and cut diagonal lines into the cheek, pop it out and then cut the pieces  out
Mix the yogurt and coconut and S&P and add the mango pieces, mix together and then add the chopped coriander and chilli to decorate.

Tomato and Onion Salad

2-3 medium size Tomatoes, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
handful of chopped coriander
handful of chopped cucumber (optional)
Mix the ingredients in a bowl. 
For the dressing
1 Tbls Oil
1/4 Tsp Salt
1/4 -1/2  Tsp chilli powder
1/2 Tsp white vinegar
1/4 Tsp sugar
Mix all the ingredients and taste, add more salt, chilli to taste. drizzle over the salad.





Till next time