Spiced Cucumber Raita

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  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 5 min
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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 

Kosher salt and freshly ground white pepper

2 to 4 naan breads, for serving

1 to 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


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