Cucumber Raita is a simple Indian dish made with cucumber which is added to spiced yogurt generally served as a cool, refreshing accompaniment with heavier curry dishes.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Serves : 10
2 large cucumbers (don't use the long English cucumbers - they're too wet)
750 gms plain yogurt
3 green chillies finely cut
a few coriander leaves finely cut
a few mint leaves finely cut
a pinch of salt
2 tsp sugar
- Hang the yogurt in a muslin cloth for about 30 minutes and drain the excess water from it.
- Cut the cucumbers finely and keep aside.
- Combine the cucumber, yogurt, chillies, salt, sugar, coriander leaves in a bowl.
- Garnish with some mint leaves and serve chilled.
Note: You could also add 1 onion finely chopped to this raita. It enhances the flavor of the raita. But, I haven't added it to my recipe, because my guests don't like eating raw onions.