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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Cucumber Raita


                                            
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


Ingredients:
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.


Method:
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.

                                                       



18 comments:

  1. Lovely raitha, coolant and a wonderful click

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  2. My favorite too...love the colour and looks very fresh and yummy..

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  3. Hi
    Nice raita......The picture looks yummy
    First time here.......You have a nice blog with great recipes

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  4. cucumber raita is my fav too! exotic pic!

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  5. wow this raita luks delicious...nice easy n good recipe...nice presentation...

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  6. lovely and simple raita.

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  7. I love this salad, very healthy..

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  8. Used to make cucumber raita.But never tried with cumin .I m bookmarking this.

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  9. Hello Dear,Im reallly happy to know that you tried my version of potato mutton curry.Thanks alot for your lovely comments

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  10. Looks simple yet so delicious... Never tried it this way. Time to give some shape to the cucumber lying in the fridge :)

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  11. Wow! cucumber raita looks too colorful and delicious dear:)

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  13. Wish you and your family a very Happy Republic Day.
    Thank you very much for your sweet and lovely comment. You are absolutely right, I am Bengali.
    Cucumber raita looks yummy and tempting. Wonderful presentation. Your blog is one of my favourite.

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  14. Wow Amazing Coolant,perfect with spicy food..looks delicious...

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  15. My first time here..great collection of recipes...this raita looks gorgeous!

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