Grated cucumber combined with creamy yogurt, cilantro, and tempered with curry leaves is what this delicious, cooling Indian raita is made of. This cooling yogurt dip is a perfect way to wrap up a spicy Indian meal.
Just like sour cream and Mexican dishes go hand in hand, so do raitas and Indian food. Indian meals are known for being delicious, flavorful and of course, spicy. Dairy products such as milk, cheese, sour cream, yogurt contain casein (a protein) which helps neutralize the capsaicin found in spicy foods. That’s why cucumber raitas are such an integral part of an Indian meal. Cucumbers and yogurt both have a cooling effect and will help settle your stomach after spicy food….