Thursday, September 1, 2005

Cucumber Yoghurt Salad- Kheera ka Rayta

Cucumber Yoghurt Salad – Kheera ka Rayta
Adapted from Time Life Series - India
Serves 4
Prep time: 5 minutes
Rest time: 5 minutes
Chill time: at least 1 hour

1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
1 tbsp onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp salt
1 tbsp fresh coriander/cilantro, finely chopped
1 cup plain yoghurt
1 tsp, ground cumin, toasted for about 30 seconds in a small dry skillet

1. Combine cucumber, salt and onion in a sieve suspended over a bowl. Mix well and let it rest for 5 minutes or so.

2. Squeeze excess moisture from the cucumber mix.

3. In a separate bowl, combine the yoghurt with the cumin and mix well.

4. Place the cucumbers in a bowl and add the cilantro. Toss well and add the yoghurt mix. Taste for seasoning, cover and refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.

This is a great side for any spicy meat dish – very refreshing.

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