Cucumber raita is a delicious cooling agent from Indian spices, served alone or with flatbread or chips. Raita is often served to cool or contrast the hot spices in curries and kebabs, such as mutton curry. It is used mostly as a dip in India and is often paired with chips or flatbread.
Toast cumin seeds for a few seconds in a small frying pan over medium heat.
In a bowl, mix yogurt with the cumin, salt, black pepper, cilantro and mint leaves. Add lime juice and mix it once more.
Combine mixture with cucumber, sprinkle with cayenne or paprika, and chill before serving.