Popular in India, a raita is a salad made with yogurt and chopped vegetables, such as the cucumber used here. It provides a wonderfully cooling contrast to spicy food. Try it with our Tamarind Curry Chicken with Vegetables.
- 1 seedless cucumber, peeled and grated
- 2 cups plain yogurt
- 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
- 1 tsp. lightly toasted cumin seeds
- Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste