Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Cucumber Raita


2 seedless cucumbers
1 cup of plain yogurt
1 teaspoon sugar
salt to taste
4 teaspoons oil
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
a pinch of asafoetida
5 to 6 curry leaves
2 green chillies - chopped


Peel and grate the cucumber and let it stay till it oozes all the water. Discard the water and use the left cucumber.

In a bowl, whip the yogurt and add the sugar and salt to it. Then add the cucumber and mix it well.

For the tampering - in a kadhai, add the oil. When it is smoking, add the mustard seeds. When they splutter, add the cumin and the asafoetida. Then add the curry leaves and the chillies. Add this tampering to the cucumber mixture.

Cucumber Raita is ready.

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