This cool, creamy condiment is a must with spicy Indian recipes. Whole-milk yogurt soothes the palate and stands up to the spicier dishes.
1 English cucumber, coarsely shredded (about 2 cups)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 cups whole-milk yogurt
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Dash of ground nutmeg
Dash of ground cinnamon
Dash of ground cardamom
How to Make It
Place cucumber in a colander, and sprinkle with salt. Toss well; drain for 30 minutes. Rinse with cold water; drain. Place cucumber on several layers of paper towels; cover with additional paper towels. Let stand 5 minutes, pressing down occasionally. Combine the cucumber, yogurt, and remaining ingredients.