This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe is NOT safe for those who are lactose intolerant.
This is a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Check for modified food starch in yogurt and make sure the garam masala is gluten-free.
"If life gives you limes, make margaritas." -Jimmy Buffett
Raita can be made dozens of different ways: using different onions, maybe with garlic, variations with more spice and some tarter with more lime. I like this version because it is a nice balance of tartness, aromatics, and creamy yogurt.
I prefer to use Greek yogurt because for its creamier texture: That cool creaminess is what raita is all about. It makes the perfect accompaniment to spicy dishes, especially if you are like me and don't like your food too spicy.
Servings: 8 | Serving size: 2 tablespoons
Cooking time: 15 minutes (does not include chilling time)
This recipe can easily be multiplied and keeps well for about 24 to 48 hours in the refrigerator.
|1 cup||fat free (0%) Greek yogurt|
|1/2 cup||fresh cilantro (coarsely chopped)|
|1/2 tsp.||garam masala|
|1 large||green onion (thinly sliced crosswise)|
Place the grated cucumber between two sheets of paper towels and press out the excess water.
Place the grated cucumber, yogurt, cilantro, lime juice, garam masala and green onion in a small bowl and fold together gently.
Chill well before serving.
Serving size: 2 Tablespoon
|Calories 23||Calories from Fat 0|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 2g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|Vitamin A 10%||Vitamin C 6%|
|Calcium 4%||Iron 2%|
|Vitamin K 28mcg||Potassium 103mg|