Cucumber Yogurt Salad

This cool yogurt salad, known as raita, is used to offset some of the heat from spicier dishes. From the book "Mad Hungry," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Artisan Books).

  • Yield: Makes 3 cups
Cucumber Yogurt Salad
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Source: Mad Hungry, January 2011


  • 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons toasted cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a medium bowl. Chill and serve.


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