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Cucumber Raita for Lamb Koftas

Serve this cooling yogurt condiment with our Lamb Koftas.

  • Yield: Makes 1 3/4 cups

Source: Martha Stewart Living, July 2001


  • 1 10-ounce cucumber, peeled and seeded
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped mint leaves
  • Juice of 1 lime (2 tablespoons)
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon black mustard seeds


  1. Cut cucumber into 1/4-inch dice. Transfer to a bowl; add yogurt, mint, lime juice, and salt. Stir to combine. Heat a skillet over medium heat; add oil. When very hot, add mustard seeds; cook until they pop. Add to yogurt mixture; stir to combine.


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