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Cucumbers and Tomatoes in Yogurt (Raita)


  • 2 medium cucumbers
  • 2 scallions (with tops), chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup plain yogurt


  1. Cut cucumbers lengthwise into halves. Scoop out seeds; chop cucumbers.
  2. Mix cucumbers, scallions and salt; let stand 10 minutes.
  3. Add tomatoes.
  4. Mix remaining ingredients except yogurt; toss with cucumber mixture.
  5. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  6. Drain thoroughly.
  7. Just before serving, fold in yogurt.

Yields 6 servings.

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