Cucumber Raita

cucumber raita

i medium cucumber

16 oz. plain yoghurt

1 t salt

1/8 t freshly ground pepper

1/8 t cayenne pepper

½ t freshly roasted ground cumin seeds plus a pinch for garnish

1/8 t sweet paprika

Peel, deseed and grate the cucumber.  Beat yoghurt in a bowl with a fork until it is smooth and creamy. Add cucumber, salt, black pepper, cayenne and ground cumin to the yoghurt.  Garnish with paprika and a pinch of cumin.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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