Spiced Cucumber Raita

Total Time:
20 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
5 min
Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon whole cumin seed
  • 1 teaspoon whole coriander seed
  • 1 3/4 cups plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 Kirby cucumber, seeded and diced
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 to 1 serrano chile, seeded and minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground white pepper
  • 2 to 4 naan breads, for serving
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Directions

1. Toast the cumin and coriander seed in a small hot pan over medium heat, 3 to 5 minutes, or until toasted. Process the seeds in a spice grinder until powdery.

2. Combine the spice powder with the yogurt, cucumber, 2 tablespoons cilantro, lime juice, vegetable oil, and chile with 1 tablespoon water in a bowl. Top with remaining cilantro.

3. Grill or toast the naan until warm, brush with butter. Serve the raita with the warm naan.

Calories: 172

Total Fat: 14 grams

Saturated Fat: 8 grams

Total Carbohydrates: 5 grams

Protein: 7 grams

Sodium: 159 milligrams

Cholesterol: 17.5 milligrams

Fiber: 1 gram


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