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Cucumber Raita Recipe – Cucumber in Yogurt Dressing Recipe

Cucumber Raita Recipe - Cucumber in Yogurt Dressing Recipe

Cucumber Raita Recipe – Cucumber in Yogurt Dressing Recipe

Raita. a soothing yogurt-based side dish, is an excellent foil to any spicy Indian dish. Although often made with a wide variety of vegetables and even bananas, Cucumber Raita is perhaps the most popular.

Ingredients :

  • 1 medium or 2 small cucumbers (about 300 g/10 oz total), peeled
  • 1/tablespoon salt
  • 2 shallots, peeled and very thinly sliced (optional)
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) plain yogurt
  • 1 sprig mint leaves, coarsely chopped

Method :

  1. Halve the cucumbers lengthwise and deseed them. Then cut crosswise into paper-thin slices. Sprinkle the salt over the cucumber and set aside to dram in a colander for 10 minutes. Squeeze out as much water from the cucumber as possible, then rinse off the salt and squeeze again. Allow to drain well.
  2. Place the cucumber in a small bowl. Add the shallots, yogurt and mint leaves, and mix well. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

Note : Sprinkle a little chilli or ground cumin over the raita just before serving if desired.

Makes 11/2 cups
Preparation time : 20 mins

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Source :
the food of Singapore
Simple Street Food Recipes from the Lion City
by David Wong & Djoko Wibisono
photos by Luca Invernizzi Tettoni
introduction by Lee Geok Boi

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