Raita is a cool and delicious way to put out fires in curries,
But It is delicious even on its own
Mint, cucumber, yogurt:
What could be more fun and more yum than this flavor lineup? And you will love the chunky texture.
No problem making a dairy-free raita as well.
While soy or coconut yogurt might not be as fantastic as their dairy counterparts when eaten on their own, they work perfectly when combined with other, more assertive ingredients.
- 3 cups plain low-fat yogurt (soy or coconut yogurt for non-dairy)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- Red pepper flakes to taste (skip if you want an all-mild raita)
- 1/4 cup mint leaves, packed, chopped
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 large seedless cucumber, grated coarse
Mix all ingredients gently in a bowl. Serve chilled with curried dishes. Makes about 4 cups.