Monday, July 23, 2012

Recipe: Raita

A "Raita" (pronounced RAY-EE-TAH) is an Indian yoghurt dish, served often as an accompaniment to spicy curries. Traditionally it is a mix of yoghurt, mint, cucumber and various other seasonings. Sometimes you may find varieties with cumin and/or fresh coriander in, but this is the simple traditional version.

300g Natural yoghurt
½ cucumber, seeded and finely chopped
2 tbsp fresh finely chopped mint
Squeeze of lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
Cayenne pepper or paprika for garnish

1. Mix all the ingredients together, season to taste, and serve with a sprinkling of cayenne or paprika for garnish! Perfect on the side of a tasty curry.

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