Ever since I've been making raita that way.Remember my garden with fresh mint leaves sprouting?Well,I harvested those and they were threatening to wilt and how could I let my fruit of labour go waste,so mint raita was whipped up.This uses the same method,without coriander.You can of course serve this raita plain or add onions,tomatoes or cucumbers into it.Tastes great with a biryani or pulao.
Cucumber Mint Raita
Mint leaves - 1 cup loosely packed
Green chilly - 1
Yogurt/Curd - 2 cups
Roasted Jeera powder - 1/4 tsp
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Cucumber - 1,chopped finely
Grind together mint leaves with green chilly,using 1-2 tbsp of curd to a smooth paste.
Add jeera powder,sugar and salt to the curd and whip well.
Mix in the mint paste and the chopped cucumber.
Serve with Pulao/Biryani.