Indian Recipes

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(Indian Cucumber Salad)
Probably the most famous Indian salad known in the west, Raita can be used as salad in its own right, or as a condiment with hot curries to provide a cooling balance. This is also a very healthy and rich creamy recipe that is certain to please lovers of cucumbers.


1 medium english cucumber, thinly sliced
1 cup yoghurt
2 spring onions thinly sliced
1 green chilli, chopped and sliced Remove seeds if you don't want too much heat
2 Tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
1 Tbsp lemon juice (optional)


1. Place cucumber in a colander and sprinkle with salt. Leave overnight or several hours as the salt will help
extract and drain off excess water. Dry thoroughly.
2. Mix cucumbers with yoghurt, spring onions, chilli, and chill.
3. Optional: Add lemon juice to the above ingredients before chilling if you want a bit of tartness added to the dish.
4. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.