When at home, do as they do in India by serving a raita as an accompaniment and a palate cooler when eating spicy foods.
cups plain regular or fat-free yogurt (1 pound)
medium unpeeled tart eating apple, coarsely chopped (1 cup)
tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro
tablespoon roasted cumin seed
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
Beat yogurt and water in medium bowl, using wire whisk, until well blended. Stir in remaining ingredients.
Refrigerate at least 30 minutes to blend flavors. Cover and refrigerate any remaining yogurt mixture up to 2 weeks.
To roast cumin seed, heat a heavy 6-inch skillet over medium heat about 2 minutes. Add seed to skillet and cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until seed turns reddish brown and has a strong, nutty aroma.
Use chopped bananas, pears, peaches or other fresh seasonal fruits for the apple.
Serve with Indian flatbread for an authentic Indian eating experience. Shop an Indian market for an array of choices.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
- Calories from Fat
- 10 ),
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- 1 g
- 1 %
- (Saturated Fat
- 125 mg
- 125 %;
- Total Carbohydrate
- 5 g
- 5 %
- (Dietary Fiber
- 2 g
- 2 %
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.