Cucumber Raita

Finger Hot is the commercial name for this asian-type pepper that is actually very similar to fresh cayenne and can be used in any recipe to add heat without changing the flavor. It is a good chile to chop and use in stir fry.

They are thin-walled and measure about 1/2″ wide and 5″ to 8″ long. These chiles also dry very nicely.

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1 small cucumber, finely diced
1 green finger hot chile, stemmed, seeded and chopped
1-1/4 cups natural yogurt
pinch salt
2 pinches of cumin powder

Place the cucumber in a bowl with the chopped chiles. Whip the yogurt until smooth and mix in with the cucumber and chiles. Stir in the cumin and salt.

Serve with basmati rice.

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