Raita is a cool, fresh chutney that takes seconds to make. Use it to top fiery curries or as a dip for poppadoms.
- 250ml/8fl oz natural yoghurt
- ½ cucumber, grated or finely chopped
- large handful mint leaves, chopped
- large pinch salt
- ½-1 green chilli, de-seeded and finely chopped (optional)
Wrap the grated cucumber in a tea towel and squeeze out any excess water.
Mix together all the ingredients and serve chilled as an accompaniment to any curry or as a dip for poppadoms.
Cucumber and mint raita