*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                    PASTA RINGS IN SPICY CUCUMBER RAITA
 
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 Serving Size  : 10   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Salads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2                    Medium cucumbers, peeled,
                         Seeded and coarsely grated
    2       tb           Minced yellow or white onion
                         Salt
    2       c            Plain Yogurt (I use nonfat)
    1                    Clove garlic, minced
    2                    Green onionns, chopped
    1                    Small tomato, finely chopped
    2       tb           Fresh queezed lemon juice
    2       tb           Finely minced fresh mint or
                         Parsley
    2       ts           Ground cumin
                         Fresh ground black pepper
    1       lb           Anellini or other small
                         Pasta rings
                         Fresh mint (garnish)
                         Cucumber slices (garnish)
 
   Combine grated cucumber and onion in a small bowl. Sprinkle with salt and
   let
   stand for 10 min.  Drain and squeeze dry.
   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.
   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.
   Combine pasta with yogurt mixture.  Garnish with mint or parsley springs
   and
   cucumber slices.
  
 
 
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