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Cucumber Raita

A delicious cooling side to serve with a curry. Perfect for hot summer weather when the cukes are in season.
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp.sugar
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne
  • 1 medium cucumber peeled and grated
  • 1 tbs. oil
  • 1/2 tsp. whole brown mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp. whole cumin seeds

Put the yogurt in a bowl and beat lightly with a fork. Add the salt, sugar, and cayenne and mix. Add the cucumber and mix again.
Put the oil in a small frying pan and set over medium high heat. When hot, put in the mustard and cumin seeds. As soon as the mustard seeds begin to pop, just a matter of seconds, pour the contents of the pan over the yogurt. Stir to mix and chill.

World Vegetarian by Madhur Jaffreyd