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Cucumber Yogurt Salad

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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

Source: Mad Hungry, January 2011

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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

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