These raita recipes are from Camellia Panjabi's most excellent "The Great Curries
There are a million kinds of raita. They are very easy to make -
don't feel bound to any one recipe - follow your star. Use plain
yogurt, either low-fat or whole. You need to whisk or whip the
yogurt. If you use whole yogurt, add a little water and whisk it in.
Whisk yogurt with salt, pepper and cumin powder. Add chopped cilantro leaves if
you like. Cucumber, either shredded or diced very tiny, is often added.
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1/2 cup or more cucumber, peeled and finely chopped
- salt and pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon cumin powder
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar (optional)
- a pinch of paprika powder
- 1 teaspoon cilantro leaves, finely chopped
Whisk the yogurt. Add a little water if desired. Add the cucumber, salt, pepper, cumin powder and sugar. Mix well. Put into a serving bowl and garnish with paprika and cilantro leaves.
Last modified: May 27, 2005