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cucumber raita(Indian yogurt dipping sauce)

Cucumber raita(Indian yogurt dipping sauce).

 

Refreshing and cooling raita comes together with a mix of grated cucumber, yogurt, cumin powder and coriander leaves.

This cucumber raita works as an accompaniment for any meal which includes, rice, roti or naan.

The yogurt-cucumber dip is cooling and light which balances off the other heavy main dishes you might serve with your meal.

 

cooling cucumber raita in a bowl with coriander.

 

Meal ideas with cucumber raita.

Serve with any of the following main dishes.

Hyderabadi biryani

Fragrant ghee rice

Egg biryani

Sri Lankan yellow rice

 

Meat dishes that go well with the cucumber raita.

Beef korma

Grilled chicken kebabs(Shish taouk)

Stove top Chicken satay

Tandoori chicken

Indian chicken roast curry

 

Vegetable dishes to accompany the cucumber raita.

Brinjal(egg plant moju)

Spicy deviled potatoes.

Spicy ash plantain curry.

Bitter gourd salad

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Raita is a yogurt-based dip that is an ideal accompaniment for any meal which includes, rice, roti or naan. This cucumber raita is cooling and light which balances off the other heavy main dishes you might serve with your meal.

 

Storing-refrigerate and use within 24 hours.

Freezing and heating-please avoid freezing or heating.

 

recipe difficulty level.

How to

make

cucumber raita

Please make sure to read the recipe instructions carefully to avoid mistakes.

Ingredients

Ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.

1 large cucumber or 2 medium-sized cumber

1 and 1/2 a cup of plain yogurt

1-2 green chillies chopped

1 teaspoon of cumin powder

1 teaspoon of sugar(use only if you like a little sweet flavor to the yogurt raita)

Salt to taste

For tempering

1 tablespoon of oil

1/2 teaspoon of cumin seeds

1/4 teaspoon of mustard seeds

A handful of coriander leaves chopped(optional)

 

Method

Wash and peel the skin off the cucumber.

You can either chop the cucumber into smaller cubes or use a grater to grate the cucumber.

You can use the seeds as well.

Squeeze the grated cucumber between your hands to remove all excess water.

grated cucumber for the raita(cucumber dip).

 

 

Transfer the yogurt onto a bowl and whisk until the yogurt is smooth.

Add the green chillies, sugar, salt to season, cumin powder to the yogurt and combine well.

taste and check if you’ve seasoned the yogurt dip.

Adjust as per your need.

mixing grated cucumber, yogurt with cumin powder, chillies, seasoning and sugar to make the raita.

 

Add the grated cucumber into the yogurt dip. mix into the yogurt and refrigerate for 25-30 minutes to chill.mixing all the ingredients to make the cucumber raita.

 

 

Tempering for the raita.

Place a small frying pan over low heat and pour in the oil.

Add the cumin seeds, and mustard seeds, allow the seeds to splutter.

Leave it to cool for a few minutes and then add the tempering into the cucumber raita.

Finally, add the chopped coriander(optional)into the yogurt raita.

adding tempered ingredients and chopped coriander to make the cucumber raita.

 

 

Mix well, taste and adjust seasoning.

 

Yield: 4

cucumber raita(Indian yogurt dipping sauce)

cucumber raita(Indian yogurt dipping sauce)

Refreshing and cooling raita comes together with a mix of grated cucumber, yogurt, cumin powder and coriander leaves.

This cucumber raita works as an accompaniment for any meal which includes, rice, roti or naan.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

Ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.

  • 1 large cucumber or 2 medium-sized cumber
  • 1 and 1/2 a cup of plain yogurt
  • 1-2 green chillies chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar(use only if you like a little sweet flavor to the yogurt raita)
  • Salt to taste

For tempering

  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cumin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon of mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon of mustard seeds

Instructions

Wash and peel the skin off the cucumber.

You can either chop the cucumber into smaller cubes or use a grater to grate the cucumber.

You can use the seeds as well.

Squeeze the grated cucumber between your hands to remove all excess water.

Transfer the yogurt onto a bowl and whisk until the yogurt is smooth.

Add the green chillies, sugar, salt to season, cumin powder to the yogurt and combine well.

taste and check if you’ve seasoned the yogurt dip.

Adjust as per your need.

Add the grated cucumber into the yogurt dip. mix into the yogurt and refrigerate for 25-30 minutes to chill.

Tempering for the raita.

Place a small frying pan over low heat and pour in the oil.

Add the cumin seeds, and mustard seeds, allow the seeds to splutter.

Leave it to cool for a few minutes and then add the tempering into the cucumber raita.

Finally, add the chopped coriander(optional)into the yogurt raita.

Mix well, taste and adjust seasoning.

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