This is one of my favourite raita (for summer season), as it acts as a perfect complimentary dish for biryani and parathas.
Serves: 2, Preparation time: 15 minutes
250 gms Curd
1/2 cup Grated cucumber + keep aside 2 tsp grated cucumber for garnishing#
2 Green chillies (minced)
2 tsp Cumin seeds*
1 tsp Mint leaves (minced)
1 tsp Black pepper podwer
1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
Salt to taste
*The flavour of cucumber raita comes out best when cumin seeds are roasted untill it turns brown in colour and then ground to podwer form using a rolling pin.
Whisk the yogurt with water and add grated cucumber in it#. Mix well and season it with black pepper powder, cumin powder, green chilli, mint leaves and salt. Garnish the raita with remaining grated cucumber and red chilli powder. Refrigerate for 1/2 hr to taste best.