- an Indian condiment consisting of yogurt, spices, and diced or grated vegetables or fruits: cucumber raita.
Origin of raita
1830–35; < Hindi rāytā from rāī “mustard” from (unattested) Sanskrit rājikātiktaka from rājikā “black mustard” + tiktaka- “bitter, pungent, sharp”
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- an Indian dish of finely chopped cucumber, peppers, mint, etc, in yoghurt, served with curries
C20: from Hindi