Raita Indian Yogurt and Cucumber Condiment Recipe

Raita Indian Yogurt and Cucumber Condiment

Servings: 8 (serving size: 1/3 cup)

Ingredients:

  • 1 English cucumber, coarsely shredded (about 2 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups whole-milk yogurt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Dash of ground nutmeg
  • Dash of ground cinnamon
  • Dash of ground cardamom

Procedure:

  1. Place cucumber in a colander, and sprinkle with salt. Toss well; drain for 30 minutes.
  2. Rinse with cold water; drain. Place cucumber on several layers of paper towels; cover with additional paper towels.
  3. Let stand 5 minutes, pressing down occasionally. Combine the cucumber, yogurt, and remaining ingredients.
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