Goan cuisine is generally spicy in nature. In addition, it can get unbearably hot in that part of the country. To counter the heat of the surroundings and its food, a Goan meal has to be accompanied by a dish or a drink that can cool the system. Hence raitas, buttermilk and sol kadi ( drink made from kokum ) features regularly in their cuisine.
Here is a recipe which is not only loaded with veggies, but is also a good source of protein, coming from yogurt and peanut powder. It will help one beat the heat too!
2 cups yogurt
1/2 cup roughly chopped onions ( it adds crunchiness)
3/4 cup chopped cucumber
1/2 cup chopped tomato
1/2 cup roasted peanut powder
2 chopped green chillies
salt to taste
3 tbsp sugar
- In a bowl add all the ingredients
- Mix well
- Serve as an accompaniment along with biryani, pulao or any Indian meal.