Raita is an cooling Indian side dish made with yogurt. This version is done with grated cucumbers.
Two small cucumbers, peeled, cut in half lengthwise, deseeded with a spoon, and grated with the 1/4" holes on your box grater.
2 cups plain yogurt
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped mint
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
Mix the lemon juice, mint, sugar, salt and yogurt with the cucumbers (squeeze some of the moisture out of the grated cucumber before adding to the other ingredients).
Let sit for a few hours in the refrigerator, stirring once if you remember. The flavors deepen and mellow.
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