Cucumber Raita

Raita is an Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi condiment made with yogurt (dahi) and used as a sauce or dip – complements curries and other spicy dishes.

August 15, 2013 | | Food | FOOD Autumn - Winter 2013 | Recipes | Sauces

Raita is an Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi condiment made with yogurt (dahi) and used as a sauce or dip – complements curries and other spicy dishes.

Cucumber Raita

Recipe submitted by: Matthew Jamieson ( Visit Website )

Ingredients

  • 1 large unpeeled English cucumber,
  • coarsely grated
  • 2 cups plain whole milk yogurt
  • ¼ cup (packed) chopped fresh mint or cilantro
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp plus pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Wrap grated cucumber in paper towel and squeeze dry.
  2. Whisk yogurt, mint or cilantro, cumin, cayenne and salt in medium bowl to blend.
  3. Add cucumbers and toss to coat.
  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
  6. Sprinkle with cayenne and serve with your favourite curry.

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