Following on from my Paneer Tikka Masala, and Pilau rice recipes, today is my much awaited Raita! A cool as a cucumber, cucumber and mint yoghurt raita recipe which is perfect for curries and other spicy dishes.
This recipe is ridiculously easy – so much so it’s Ben’s job to make it whenever curry is on the menu for dinner! It only has a few ingredients, and only takes a few minutes to prepare. But the flavours? Magnificent! So much so I’d happily have my raita recipe alone with nothing more than popadoms to accompany.
As easy and as simple as it may be, there is one secret to the perfect raita thats quite important. When prearing the grated cucumber, you want to press and squeeze out as much water and liquid as possible. If you skip this step, your raita will turn into a mushy, watery mess. It may take a few minutes to squish out the water, but honestly, it’s worth the effort.
Now, both lockdown and the beautiful weather has continued in Scotland. Though thankfully we’re not too stir crazy yet! We’re just eating as well as we possibly can and doing what we can around the house. Ben is thoroughly invested in learning to cook, which is a huge relief for me!
As much as I love cooking, and you all know I do, sometimes I need a break! Having Ben take the reins a few nights a week is a much needed relief.
So although he followed my very clear, and concise instructions, this raita was made by Ben! Although, I did add a bit more salt! Honestly, if your recipes never taste quite right, add a bit more salt. You’ll be amazed by the difference – and you can thank me later!
Cucumber & Mint Raita Recipe
- 1 cucumber, grated
- 1 cup natural yoghurt
- 1 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 10g fresh mint, finely chopped
- Maldon Sea Salt Flakes
- Press the cucumber into a fine sieve to remove as much liquid as possible.
- Transfer cucumber to a mixing bowl and add yoghurt, garlic, cumin, lemon juice and mint.
- Season with a large pinch of sea salt flakes and stir to combine.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 26Total Fat: 1.1gSaturated Fat: 0.7gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 16mgCarbohydrates: 3.1gFiber: 0.3gSugar: 2.1gProtein: 1.4g