Preparation / Directions:
Wash cucumbers but do not peel unless you are only able to get the thick-skinned variety. Cut in halves lengthwise and if seeds are well developed, scoop them out and discard. Dice cucumbers, sprinkle with salt and place in a colander for 15 minutes to allow liquid to drain away. Rinse quickly with cold water. Leave to drain well.
Combine cucumbers in a bowl with mint, sour cream, yogurt and lemon juice. Taste to see if more salt is required. Toast cumin seeds inn a dry pan for a few minutes, stirring constantly until fragrant and a darker brown. crush seeds and sprinkle over yogurt mixture. Serve chilled, garnished with mint sprigs.
* A cooling accompaniment to any curry meal.