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From Scratch: 10 Meals, 175 Recipes, and Dozens of Techniques You Will Use Over and Over

By Michael Ruhlman

Published 2019

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I love the cooling, satisfying effects of yogurt-cucumber raita—a kind of cross between a condiment and a salad. I like it cuke-heavy, though some people prefer more yogurt. You can add a bit of minced or chiffonaded fresh mint if you like.


  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 garlic clove, minced to a paste
  • 2 pinches ground cu


Peel the cucumber (or half-peel it to make stripes), then cut it in half lengthwise. Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds, and discard. Cut the cucumber into medium dice.

Combine the garlic, cumin, and chili power (if using) in a bowl. Add ½ cup/120