Raita (cucumber yogurt) Recipe
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Raita (cucumber yogurt) Notes
This recipe is the foundation of most indian meals. The yogurt gives a cooling element to spicy curries.
- 1 1/2 cups plain yogurt
- 1/2 - 3/4 cup milk, buttermilk, or cream
- 1/2 English cucumber, washed and grated, excess moisture squeezed out
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon garam masala
- 1 teaspoon toasted cumin seeds
- pinch of dried dill
- pinch of dried mint
- 1/4 - 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- black pepper to taste
Serves / Yields
In a dry saucepan, toast cumin seeds till their black in color, set aside. In a medium bowl, whisk all ingredients together till. Taste and adjust seasoning according to your preference. Refrigerate till serving time.
Great with all curries and Naan's. Garnish with herbs such as cilantro or mint.
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