Raita -- Yogurt Mint Dipping Sauce

Raita -- Yogurt Mint Dipping Sauce
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Recipe for Raita -- Yogurt Mint Dipping Sauce. Serve this sauce with oven fried potatoes.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups plain yogurt (non-fat or regular)
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled, seeded and grated
  • 1 cup finely chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 1/2 teaspoon roasted cumin seeds
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic

Directions

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk yogurt until creamy; stir in grated cucumber, mint, marmalade and cumin seeds if using.
  2. Taste sauce, then add any or all of the optional seasonings, as desired. Transfer sauce to a serving bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until needed. Stir before serving. (Raita can be prepared one day before serving.)
  3. Note:To roast cumin seeds, place seeds in a hot frying pan and cook for 2 - 3 minutes over medium-high heat until they begin to turn brown. Let seeds cool on a paper towel.
  4. Makes 14 Servings -- 1/3 Cup Each