1 large piece of Cucumber (about 10.5 Oz).
1 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups yogurt
1/2 teaspoon yogurt
pinch of ground cumin
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro or mint.
chili powder (garnish).
Lay a clean dish towel flat on the counter.
Wash the cucumber and coarsely grate the unpeeled cucumber directly
onto the dish towel.
Sprinkle with half a teaspoon of the salt, gather up the dish towel
and squeeze until all the excess moisture is removed from the
Pour the yogurt into a bowl and beat in the remaining salt, together
with the salt and cumin.
Stir in the grated cucumber.
Taste and add extra seasoning, if necessary.
Cover and chill until ready to serve.
When ready to serve, stir in the chopped cilantro (or mint) and
transfer to a serving bowl.
Sprinkle with chili powder and serve.