Sunday, January 24, 2010

Cucumber Raita

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

Ingredients :

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.

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