Cucumber Raita Recipe | Cucumber Yogurt Dip
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Cucumber Raita | Cucumber Yogurt Dip

Cucumber Raita is a simple and easy dip / accompaniment to masala rice varieties and also to Roti (Indian flat bread). As this is no onion / no garlic recipe, this is also one of the common dish made during fasting season. It's creamy, cooling and tangy dip made using Yogurt and Cucumber as the key ingredients.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Accompaniment, Pachadi
Cuisine: Indian, North Indian
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 125kcal
Author: Sowmya Venkatachalam

Ingredients

  • 100 grams Cucumber (1 medium size cucumber)
  • 1 cup Curd (Plain Yogurt) fresh (1 cup - 250 ml)
  • 1/2 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
  • ½ tsp Salt adjust to your taste
  • ½ tsp Pepper Powder chopped
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Leaves chopped
  • 1 tsp Mint Powder mint leaves are microwaved for a minute and then crushed to powder

Instructions

  • Wash and peel the cucumber. Chop them into small pieces. You can also grate the cucumber.
  • In a bowl add the curd. Beat the curd till it's smooth
  • Now add the cucumber pieces to the curd
  • Add the green chili, salt, mint powder and roasted cumin powder and mix well
  • Garnish with Coriander Leaves / Mint leaves and serve.

Video

Notes

  1. You can add the dry mint powder to the raitha to increase the flavor and taste. 
  2. Replace the green chili with 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  3. You can grate the Cucumber instead of chopping them.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 7.1g | Fat: 6.2g | Saturated Fat: 3.8g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 426mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9.6g