Raita: Yogurt Salad
- 2 cups plain yogurt
- 1 large cucumber, peeled, seeds removed, finely chopped
- 3 tablespoons minced fresh mint leaves
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- Pinch sugar
- Pinch cayenne
Place the yogurt in a fine mesh strainer set over a bowl and drain for 1 hour. Discard the liquid in the bowl.
Place the drained yogurt in a medium bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and stir well to combine. Place, covered, in the refrigerator for 1 hour to cool and blend. Stir well and serve.
Yield: About 2 cups
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