Cucumber Mint Raita

Prep Time: ? minutes | Cook Time: ? minutes | Total Time: ? minutes | Yield: 2 1/2 cups

Ingredients:

  • One large (or two medium) cucumbers, peeled, cut in half lengthwise and seeded, then grated
  • 2 cups plain whole milk yogurt
  • 10 large mint leaves, thinly sliced (can sub cilantro)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • Pinch of paprika
  • Salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Place grated cucumber in a sieve and press with the back of a spoon to squeeze out as much moisture as you can. Alternatively, you can place the grated cucumber in the middle of a clean tea towel, wrap the towel around the cucumber and wring out the excess moisture.
  2. Stir spices and mint into yogurt in a medium bowl. Stir in the grated cucumber. Chill until ready to serve.

Notes: Great with grilled meat in the summertime, and with pita bread.

Recipe Origin:  No idea.

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