Pasta Rings In Spicy Cucumber Raita Recipe

Step 1

Combine grated cucumber and onion in a small bowl. Sprinkle with salt and let stand for 10 min. Drain and squeeze dry.

Step 2

Whisk yogurt until creamy smooth. Add cucumber mixture, garlic, green onions, tomato, lemon junice, minced mint or parsley, cumin and salt and pepper to taste.

Step 3

Cook pasta in 4 qts boiling water until very al dente. Drain and rinse well in cold water, then drain again. Place in a large bowl and cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally to prevent pasta from sticking together.

Step 4

Combine pasta with yogurt mixture. Garnish with mint or parsley springs and cucumber slices.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 Medium cucumbers, peeled,
  • Seeded and coarsely grated
  • 2tb Minced yellow or white onion
  • Salt
  • 2c Plain Yogurt (I use nonfat)
  • 1 Clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Green onionns, chopped
  • 1 Small tomato, finely chopped
  • 2tb Fresh queezed lemon juice
  • 2tb Finely minced fresh mint or
  • Parsley
  • 2ts Ground cumin
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • 1lb Anellini or other small
  • Pasta rings
  • Fresh mint (garnish)
  • Cucumber slices (garnish)

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