Think of Raita not only as a cool and delicious way to put out the fire of curries, but even on its own: mint, cucumber, yogurt: What could be more fun and more yum? No problem making a dairy-free raita as well.
- 3 cups plain low-fat yogurt (soy or coconut yogurt for non-dairy)
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- Red pepper flakes to taste (skip if you want an all-mild raita)
- 1/4 cup mint leaves, packed, chopped
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 large seedless cucumber, grated coarse
Mix all ingredients gently in a bowl. Serve chilled with curried dishes. Makes about 4 cups.