I love Indian food! When visiting Sister we made an epic Indian feast. It was a lot of fun making all sorts of dishes together and that included this cucumber raita. Raita is a creamy, cold yogurt sauce that helps balance out the spicy Indian food. Sister took an Indian cooking class last year, so we used the recipes she learned in the class including dahl and roasted cauliflower. Raita was just one part of the condiments we used, we also had a mango-apple chutney, shredded coconut, raisins, sliced radishes, and cilantro. It was fantastic and will definitely have to be replicated! In the meantime, try this raita with some of my previous Indian dishes.
Adapted from Epicurious
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup English cucumber, diced
- 2 Tbsp minced cilantro
- 1/4 tsp ground coriander
- 1/4 tsp ground cumin
- pinch of salt
In a bowl, mix all ingredients together. Let sit for about 30 minutes to allow flavors to meld. Garnish with cilantro.