Yogurt Raita with Cucumber & Mint

Yogurt Raita with Cucumber & Mint

Preparation Time : 1 Minute

Total Time: 5-7 Minutes

  • Serving Amount :4

Ingredients

2.5 Cups Yogurt
1 Medium Cucumber
1 Small Onion (thinly sliced)
1 Tbsp Fresh Mint (chopped)
1/2 Tsp Red Chili Powder
1/2 Tsp Ground Cumin
1/3 Tsp Ground Coriander
1/2 Tsp Lemon Rind (optional)
Pinch of Salt (to taste)
Pinch of Sugar (to taste)

How to Do

Raita is a refreshing, classic Indian side dish, perfect for balancing the warmth of spicy meals. Traditionally made with “dahi”, a salted type of yogurt, it is just as wonderful made with Greek, or regular plain yogurt. Try our recipe with cucumber, onions and mint!

Utensils: large bowl

Suggested Pairing: curries, biryani, naan

Directions:

STEP 1:

Peel a few thin, vertical slices of cucumber and set aside on a paper towel to absorb the liquids. Roughly grate the rest of the cucumber and squeeze out the excess juice.

Season with salt and place on a paper towel to absorb the remaining juice while you mix the rest of the ingredients.

STEP 2:

In a large bowl mix the yogurt with the onion, the mint, the ground chilli, cumin, coriander a little bit of sugar and salt to taste. Add the grated cucumber and mix well.

STEP 3:

Serve cold, garnished with the cucumber peels and sprinkle with the lemon rind and extra chilli flakes if desired.

 



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