Jun 14, 2013

Cucumber Raita

Cucumber Raita – A delicious side dish with rice / pulao / ghee rice / biryanis / rotis …

Serves:  2- 4


200 ml thick curd, whisk curd

2 small size or 1 big size cucumber, gently peel off the skin, trim both the ends and grate finely

½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)

In a serving bowl, gently mix whisked curd with salt and grated cucumber.

For the seasoning:

1 teaspoon oil

½ teaspoon mustard seeds

½ teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)

¼ teaspoon urad dal

3 curry leaves


Heat oil in a tadka pan. Add mustard seeds. When they crackle, add cumin seeds and urad dal. Fry on a low heat for 30 seconds until fragrant. Add curry leaves and stir well. Pour this seasoning over cucumber raita and decorate with chopped coriander leaves. Serve as a side dish with rice / pulao / rotis ..

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