I've been enjoying Indian cookery lately and while it can often seem very elaborate it is actually very simple and also very budget-friendly. I'm not a huge fan of spicy food so often the chili content puts me off a little BUT a simple raita fixes that. There are many ways of making a raita but I like mine without any spices added. It is a very quick and easy salad made with the 3 c's - cucumber, coriander, carrot - onion and dressed with yoghurt. To make my simple raita, chop into small pieces the following:
1/2 telegraph cucumber
1 medium sized onion
1 handful of coriander (this will depend on how much you like it - I love it!)
then grate a small carrot. Toss all four ingredients in a bowl then add a pinch of salt and 1 cup of plain unsweetened yoghurt. Mix through and store in the fridge until you are ready to use. This will keep 2-3 days if stored in a sealed container.
Serve with all your curries to tone down the spice.