Thursday, March 25, 2010

Cucumber Raita

I made this delicious Cucumber Raita to go with my Gobi Masala Fritters!  It is so refreshing and bursting with flavor!  I think it would be delicious with a multitude of dishes, or simply used as a veggie dip or a as a spread on sandwiches.  It reminds me somewhat of Tzatziki, but with a slight twist...  I hope you give it a try!  I look forward to trying it with many new dishes!

Cucumber Raita

1 medium cucumber
1 lemon
1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 cup cilantro, shredded
1 1/2 cups Plain yogurt (I used Greek style for extra thick raita!)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Freshly ground peppercorn blend, to taste (I use a blend of red, green white and black peppercorns, with allspice)
1 teaspoon mild curry powder

1. Peel the cucumber, and chop finely.  Place into a medium size bowl.
2. Cut the lemon in half, and squeeze the juice into the bowl with the cucumber.  Add in the remaining ingredients, and stir well to combine.
3. Cover and place in refrigerator until ready to serve.
4. Serve chilled and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. The raita looks yummm.
    Loved the nut cream icecream , truly innovativ recipe ....

    @Little Food Junction