Simple refreshing salad that works well with my spicy tikka masala recipe. I have to agree with another reviewer that there is something missing, more on the sweeter side. Next time, I may add honey instead of sugar, carrots and green pepper. Thank you for the posting.
I used English cucumbers and Greek yogurt. This made an excellent addition to an Indian themed dinner. Thanks much for a great recipe.
Very very good!! I used spenda instead of sugar (I don't know why lol) Really liked this salad! Thank you *Parsley*
My grandmother used to make this a lot, but she never added any sugar, Lemon juice, mint or cumin...She used to add Just cut up chilli, onions, cucumber, yogurt and salt. This version tastes much nicer, as the lemon and mint give it a nice refreshing kick. I also used low fat yogurt, but it was still wonderful. Thanks!
This is commonly known as raita , and is served often with very spicy Indian food. Everyone seems to fix it differently, however, it is usually a thin consistency with some spice for flavor and the cucumbers are not as prevalent as the yogurt. It is almost soupy. I could literally drink it when it is prepared properly. This recipe is a little different as I slice the cucumber in thin coins use cumin, a little coriander and lightly sweeten. Cucumbers are mostly delicious no matter how they end up in a salad or raita.
Yes, we do prepare it all the time but without lemon when we use yogurt.
I followed the recipe, using the stated larger amount of sugar, cumin and mint. I even let it sit for 1 and 1/2 hours in the refrigerator. The mint was not noticeable in the taste. I added a 1/16 tsp. of salt, after deciding it needed 'something.' Also, maybe take out 1/2 tsp. of the lemon juice, add more mint, and add 1/2tsp more of some sweetener; that would make it better. I served this with an Indian eggplant/green bean curry.
Lovely and simple. Following some other reviewers' suggestions, I used Greek yogurt and substituted honey for the sugar. I find fresh mint an overwhelming flavor, so I used a fraction of the amount called for -- maybe three leaves, minced very fine.
Cool and tasty
The PERFECT complement to a very spicy curry.