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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

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.



  1. Lovely raitha, coolant and a wonderful click

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

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

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

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

  6. lovely and simple raita.

  7. I love this salad, very healthy..

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

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

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

  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.

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

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


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