Raita

Total Time:
2 hr 5 min
Prep:
5 min
Inactive:
2 hr

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • 3/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander seed
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • Pita wedges, for serving
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe.
  • Slice the cucumber in half. Use a spoon to scrape out the seeds, then grate it onto paper towels. Squeeze the cucumber in the paper towels to remove the excess moisture, then set aside.

  • In a bowl, stir together the yogurt, cumin, coriander, cayenne, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Add the cucumber and stir to combine, then stir in the mint. Taste and adjust the seasoning as you desire.

  • Cover and refrigerate for a couple of hours to allow the flavors to combine. Serve as a dip with pita wedges.


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