Raita is a yogurt mixture used in Indian cuisine to balance hot, spicy foods. Last night we had vegetarian samosas (purchased locally), and I made this vegan Raita, combining soy yogurt with cucumber, fresh mint, and seasonings.
The raita was easy to make, and was the perfect complement to the spicy samosas. I was impressed that my husband liked it too, since he has never liked yogurt and normally uses vegan sour cream with these samosas. While we like the vegan sour cream, it is much more processed than soy yogurt, so it's nice not to overuse it!
I am going to refine this raita recipe and I will post it a little later.