An Indian salad made with yogurt and chopped vegetables or fruits, such as cucumbers, spinach, or bananas.
Origin of Raita
Hindi rāytā from Sanskrit rājikātiktakaḥ mustard pickle rājikā black mustard (probably from rājiḥ streak, line) (from ṛjyati he stretches out reg- in Indo-European roots) tiktaka- bitter (from tikta-) (past participle of tejate it is sharp steig- in Indo-European roots)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Hindi रायता (rāytā).
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