Raita: Yogurt Salad
- 2 cups plain yogurt
- 1 large cucumber peeled, seeds
- removed, finely chopped
- 3 tablespoons minced fresh mint leaves
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1 pinch sugar
- 1 pinch cayenne
Place the yogurt in a fine mesh strainer set over a bowl and drain for 1 hour. Discard the liquid in the bowl.
Place the drained yogurt in a medium bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and stir well to combine. Place, covered, in the refrigerator for 1 hour to cool and blend. Stir well and serve.
This recipe yields about 2 cups.