• Yield:serves 4
  • Active time:5 minutes
  • Total time:5 minutes
This recipe appears in:
Serious Entertaining: Dinner and a Movie, 'Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India'

[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

This yogurt based condiment makes a nice, cooling counterpart to spicy Indian dishes.


  • 8 ounces yogurt (not Greek)
  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and finely diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. 1.

    In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients. Whisk until smooth and spices are evenly incorporated. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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