cucumber-raitaCucumber Raita is an eexcellentcooling dish from the Pakistani and Indian cuisine. Cucumber Raita is deliciously made with curd, cucumber and seasoned with a tempering of mustard and cumin seeds, fresh curry leaves and spiced with some green chillies and other spices.

Cucumber Raita Is One Of The Cool Down Side Dish:

Cucumber Raita recipe is very easy to make and would also be quick side dish for rice or roti. Cucumber Raita is one of the cool down dishes.
Cucumber Raita As An Accompaniment:

Cucumber Raita is accompanied with various types of flavoured rice like biryani,  zeera rice or any kind of flat breads such as paratha, kulchas, naans etc.

Cucumber Raita Is An Condiment:

Cucumber Raita is an Pakistani and Indian condiment made with yogurt commonly called as dahi and is used as a dipping sauce.

Recipe Of Cucumber Raita:

Preparation time 10 minutes
Serves 4-5 people


Cucumber 3-4
Oil 2 tbsp
Yogurt 2 cups
Red chillies 2-3
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Curry leaves 3-4 springs
Mustard seeds 1 tsp
Green chillies 3-4

Instruction For Cooking:

1. Add yogurt in a mixing bowl and whisk the yogurt well. Keep aside.

2. Peel the skin of cucumber and cut them in to small pieces.  Add in the yogurt.

3. Seasoned with salt to taste finely chopped green chillies and mix well.

4. Take a frying pan, heat little oil in a pan and when the oil gets hot add mustard and cumin seeds, when they start crackle add in dry red chillies and fresh curry leaves and when its lets out a nice aroma pour this in to the yogurt.

5. Serve chilled.

Variation In Cucumber Raita:

You can make this Cucumber Raita more variable by adding some other ingredients. You can season with coriander leaves, mint leaves, pepper and other fresh herbs and spices.

Uses Of Cucumber Raita:

Cucumber Raita can be served with any flavoured rice or flat bread and also can be served with kebabs. Cucumber Raita is also served with various other spicy dishes as a cooling balance.

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