Lovely Rita


Jacqueline from Los Angeles writes: Haribol! I am looking for a recipe for Rita – it’s made with cucumber and yogurt.

My reply: That’s Raita 🙂 Here’s a nice recipe:

Cucumber Raita

This is is usually served in small servings in little bowls as an accompaniment to bold-flavoured main courses.

1 large Lebanese cucumber
1 cup thick natural yogurt (I like Greek-style)
1 teaspoon ground cumin (dry roast seeds first in frying pan until fragrant)
2 tablespoons finely chopped mint
Salt to taste

Cut cucumber in half and with a teaspoon scrape out seeds.

Grate coarsely.

Squeeze out the excess liquid using your hand.

Combine cucumber flesh with yogurt, cumin, mint and salt in a medium bowl; stir well to combine. Check seasoning. Serve as a cool accompaniment.
Posted by Kurma on 11/7/08; 7:40:06 AM

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