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Friday, July 21, 2017

Cucumber Raita Recipe | Cucumber Raita with Tadka | Raita Recipes

The only raita I have heard and tasted is onion raita until I started to blog. All kinds of Biryani is accompanied with this raita at home. Sometimes mum adds few pieces of chopped tomato and coriander leaves along with the onion raita. After blogging, I learned few more raitas like Boondhi Raita and Carrot Raita. Jany and Happy started showing interest in these varieties and hence I tried this cucumber raita. I am in a rush to finish this post since I am planning to make Palak Paneer and Roti before picking Happy from school. So, without any delay let us move on to the recipe:
Ingredients:
Cucumber - 3 
Curd - 1 Cup 
Cumin Powder or Chat Masala - 1/2 tsp 
Salt - as required 
Corinder leaves - 1 tblsp(chopped)
To Temper: 
Oil - 1 tsp 
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp 
Curry leaves - few 
Green Chilli - 1(Optional)
Method:
1. Wash and peel the skin of the cucumber. Trim and discard the edges. Then chop them into small bite sized pieces.
2. In a mixing bowl, whisk the curd with required salt. Then add the chopped cucumber and cumin/chat masala powders. In a tadka pan, temper it with the items under 'To temper'.
3. Pour the tadka into cucumber curd mixture and mix it well. Finally, garnish it with chopped coriander leaves.
Serve the yummy raita with biryani, Pulao or Parathas. I served it with Vegetable Biryani.
Points to remember:
  • Whisk the curd before adding the cucumber to get smooth raita.
  • Instead of chopping the cucumber into pieces, you can grate the cucumber.
  • For spiciness, you can add a pinch of red chilli powder or pepper powder. I have not used it.
Warm Regards,
Happy's Cook - Divya

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