Recipe: Cucumber Raita

By Tejal Rao

Note: This recipe is good, and just as authentic, without the curry leaves.

Cucumber Raita

    • 2 cups full-fat Greek yogurt
    • 1 English cucumber
    • 1/2 small onion
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 5-10 curry leaves
    • 1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
    • Salt, to taste

Heat the oil and fry the curry leaves and mustard seeds until they pop, then set aside.

Peel and chop the cucumber and onion (the cucumber into nice bite-sized cubes, and the onion a bit smaller), as if for salsa.

Fold the aromatic oil mixture, vegetables, and yogurt together and season with salt to taste. Keep cold.

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2009/08/recipe-cucumber-raita/22928/