Combining mashed and sliced banana in this memorable raita gives it an appealing silken texture.
SERVES 4 TO 6
2 large ripe bananas
ВЅ teaspoon ground coriander
Dash cayenne pepper
Вј teaspoon salt
1 cup plain yogurt
- Peel 1 of the bananas and put it into a medium bowl. Mash it thoroughly with a fork until it is a pure. Stir in the spices and salt; then stir in the yogurt until well blended.
- Peel the other banana and slice in half lengthwise. Slice each half into Вј-inch-thick slices and add to the yogurt mixture. Toss to blend.
- Spoon the raita into a serving dish and garnish with a sprinkling of cayenne pepper. Cover and chill at least 1 hour before serving.