Mustard Seed Raita

Serves: 4
Total Calories: 204


1 tablespoon black mustard seeds
1 tablespoon yellow or brown mustard seeds
4 cups nonfat plain yogurt whisked until smooth
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
3 to 4 pickling cucumbers, peeled and finely chopped
1 small red onion, finely chopped
1 to 2 teaspoon mustard oil or peanut oil
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro


1. In a mortar and pestle or a spice grinder, coarsely grind all the mustard seeds. Remove to a small non-reactive bowl and mix in a bout 1/2 cup yogurt and the salt. Set aside to ferment at least 4 and up to 12 hours at room temperature.

2. Place the yogurt in a large serving bowl and mix in the fermented mustard seed mixture. Mix in the cucumber and onions. Swirl in the mustard oil, garnish with the cilantro, and serve.

From "1,000 Indian Recipes." Copyright 2002 by Neelam Batra. Used with permission of the publisher, Wiley Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 4
Total Calories: 204
Calories from Fat: 11

This Mustard Seed Raita recipe is from the 1000 Indian Recipes Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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