Cucumber Raita is an excellent chilled side dish for any curry or a dip for poppadoms. It adds a refreshing flavour to your curry feast and is a firm favourite in our household.
Ingredients for Cucumber Raita
Bits to buy
1 small red onion
1 tub natural yoghurt
1 – 2 cloves of crushed garlic
From the cupboard
A pinch of salt
A pinch of pepper
Optional but super tasty
A fresh green chilli de-seeded and finely chopped
1 tsp cumin powder, coriander powder or cayenne pepper
Time to Get Cooking
Wash and top & tail the cucumber. Cut in half length ways and then slice the cucumber as thinly as possible (alternatively you can grate the cucumber) . Pat dry with a kitchen towel, drain of any excess water and place this in a bowl with all the ingredients and mix together. Add the salt and pepper to taste. Stir it through and its ready to eat.
Cucumber Raita is a perfect accompaniment to any Sri Lankan Rice and Curry. Why not try it with a Hari Hari Prawn Curry (http://www.harihari.co.uk/product/prawn-curry-spice-pack/) and a Hari Hari Beetroot Curry (http://www.harihari.co.uk/product/beetroot-curry-spice-pack/). Any of the Hari Hari packs will work perfectly with this recipe so just pick which curries you want and add this as a side!