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Cucumber Raita 

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Description:
This traditional Indian side dish or sauce is cool and delightful especially with spicy curries.
Cumin, scientifically known as Cuminum Cyminum, belongs to family Apiaceae and is extensively used in culinary in Indian Subcontinent and some other Asian, African and Latin American countries, as a condiment or spice. The health benefits of cumin for digestive disorders has been well known throughout history. It can help with flatulence, indigestion, diarrhea, nausea, morning sickness, and atonic dyspepsia. Cumin is also said to help relieve symptoms of the common cold due to it’s antiseptic properties.


Ingredients:
2 large cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and chopped
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon salt
2 cups plain, nonfat yogurt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Black pepper to taste


Directions:
1. Mix the cucumbers, onion, and salt in a bowl. Let stand for 1/2 hour.

2. Drain off liquid, rinse well with cold water, and drain; then soak in cold water to remove as much salt as desired. Drain well.

3. Add the yogurt, cumin, and pepper. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.


Servings: 4


Nutrient Information:
Per Serving Calories: 86.8 Protein: 7.7 grams Fat: 0.4 grams Saturated Fat: 0.2 grams Monounsat Fat: 0.1 grams Polyunsat Fat: 0.1 grams Carbohydrate: 13.4 grams Fiber: 1.0 grams Cholesterol: 2.2 mg Vitamin A: 61.1 IU Vitamin E: 0.1 mg/IU Vitamin C: 4.7 mg Calcium: 259.3 mg Magnesium: 34.5 mg


Special Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Low Sodium, High Protein, High Fibre, Low Calorie, Diabetic - Low Carb


Category: Vegetarian Entrees

Submitted By: OK In Health



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