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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Cucumber Raita


3 cups of plain yogurt
1 small (9”) English cucumber
1 teaspoon of salt
½ Jalapeno pepper chopped
1 tablespoon of Cilantro chopped
2 teaspoons of Roasted cumin seeds (crushed)
¾ teaspoon of crushed mustard seeds (optional)
¼ - ½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper
¼ teaspoon of black pepper coarsely ground
¼ teaspoon of paprika
¼ teaspoon of black salt (optional)


*Grate the cucumber.
*Add 1 teaspoon of salt to it and let it sit for 5-10 min.
*Squeeze all the water out of cucumber.
*Add it to yogurt with cilantro and chopped Jalapeno.
*Add all dry spices in to yogurt except mustard seeds.
*Mix well, then add the mustard seeds
*Taste it and if need more salt you can add it to your taste.
*Garnish with Cilantro

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