3 Easy Indian accompaniments - Raita, Banana Sambal, Onion & Tomato Salad.

3 Easy Indian Condiments

  • Author: Everyday Cooks
  • Prep Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x


Three quick and easy Indian condiments to make your curry special: Cucumber Raita, Onion and Tomato Salad, Banana Sambal.



For Cucumber Raita:

  • ½ cucumber – about 12cm
  • 100ml natural yoghurt
  • 510g fresh mint or coriander

For Onion and Tomato Salad:

  • 2 tomatoes (about 50g)
  • 1 small white onion (about 50g)
  • 10g fresh coriander

For Banana Sambal:

  • 1 large banana
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) lemon or lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons (10ml) desiccated coconut


For Cucumber Raita:

  1. Wash the cucumber and cut into small dice – about ½cm on each side
  2. Finely chop the herbs to give a good tablespoonful (15-25ml)
  3. Mix the herbs with the yoghurt
  4. Mix in the cucumber.

For Onion and Tomato Salad:

  1. Chop the tomatoes – about ½cm on each side
  2. Finely chop the onion – about half the size of the tomato
  3. Mix the onion and tomato
  4. Finely chop the coriander leaves and scatter over.

For Banana Sambal:

  1. Peel the banana and slice fairly thinly
  2. Transfer to a small bowl
  3. Sprinkle banana slices with lemon juice and coconut flakes
  4. Gently shake the bowl to cover the banana slices with coconut flakes.

  • Category: Condiments
  • Method: No cook
  • Cuisine: Indian

Keywords: Accompaniments for curry