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:
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.
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