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Yogurt Raita

Description

Raita is a good, cooling accompaniment to hot and spicy foods.

Category
Sides
Cuisine
Indian
Source
Leslie Trautman
Ingredients
1 1/4 cups plain yogurt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 carrot, peeled and grated 2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/4 teaspoon brown mustard seeds
2 tablespoons golden raisins
Directions
Put yogurt in a bowl and mix with fork until smooth. Mix in sugar, salt, cayenne pepper and carrot.

Heat oil in a small pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add the cumin and mustard seeds. When the seeds begin to pop, add the raisins and stir a few seconds, until plump. Remove from heat. Add the mixture to the yogurt and stir. Transfer to a plastic container and keep chilled until ready to use.
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