noun. an Indian side dish of yogurt and chopped cucumbers and spices.
1. Noun, singular or mass Cook some rice or warm up naan breads, pour some chutneys and raita (a yogurt-cucumber dip) into dishes and you have the makings of an Indian feast with ease. 2. Adjective Try substituting less-fattening ingredients — for example, reduced-fat cheese in tacos, veggies instead of meat in lasagna or fat-free yogurt in raita sauce. 3. Verb, base form For a salty one, try shredded cucumbers and lemon to mimic a flavor similar to tzatziki or raita.