Cucumber Raita Recipe with Step by Step Pictures. Refreshing cucumber raita made with yogurt, cucumber and mint. Fresh and delicious.
Cucumber Raita Recipe
When you are making something spicy like a pulav or briyani, the one thing which you want on the side is a cool and creamy raita..Without raita no meal is complete..We often make raita with a whole lot of different vegetables..But this one is my absolute favorite..It is made with cucumber and some extra special stuffs are added to it..And one tip which i can give is whenever you are making a raita add a touch of sugar to it, which makes the raita balanced in taste and taste way better..This is a perfect dish for hot summer days, when you want something cool.
About Cucumber Raita Recipe
In Indian cuisine, raita is a side dish made of dahi and either raw or cooked vegetables, rarely fruit, or, in the case of boondi raita, fried batter made of besan. In western cooking, a side dish, dip, or cooked salad comes the closest.
Cucumber Raita is a variation of raita that can be used as a dip or a salad. Freshly chopped cucumber, green chilies, dahi, and optionally finely chopped tomato and onion are combined to make it. Since it helps people avoid the heat, it is particularly well-liked during the summer.
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Ingredients for Cucumber Raita Recipe
Since cucumbers contain a lot of water, their flavour is mild and barely sweet. They are described as being cool as a cucumber because they are crisp, cool, and energising to eat raw. Although cucumber skin has a more earthy flavour, many people choose to eat it because of the texture, flavour, and health benefits.
Spring onions are very young onions that have been harvested before the bulb has had a chance to swell. The long, slender green tops and small white bulb are both edible and can be eaten raw or cooked.
The green chillies in cooked or raw form give a fiery hot flavor. To reduce the fiery hot flavor the seeds and inner membranes could be removed which is effective at reducing the heat of the pod.
Cucumber Raita Recipe
- 2 Cucumber peeled, deseeded & Grated
- 1 Spring Onion chopped finely
- 1 Green Chilli chopped finely
- 1 Curd thick & unsour
- Salt to taste
- 1 tsp Sugar
- Take grated cucumber in your hands and squeeze them to take out their excess water. Add this to a bowl.
- Take curd, salt, sugar, spring onion & green chilli in a bowl and mix well.
- Add cucumber to this and mix well.
- Serve with pulav.
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Cucumber Raita Recipe with Step by Step Pictures
|Take all your ingredients|
|Start by preparing the cucumber..Peel them|
|scoop the seeds out of it|
|squeeze the water out of it..set aside|
|chop spring onions and green chilli...|
|mix curd till smooth|
|add some salt and sugar|
|add spring onion and green chilli|
|add cucumber to it|
|and mix well|
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between tzatziki and cucumber raita?
Their consistency levels diverge. Tzatziki is made with thicker Greek yoghurt, while raita is made with plain yoghurt. Tzatziki has a thicker consistency than raita.
When was raita invented?
Around the turn of the nineteenth century, the Hindi word for raita made its first appearance in print.
Lavanya T R
Summer special recipe looks perfect 🙂
Just what i need. No slaving over the gas.
oh this is cool. i made cucumber raita yday only with pulao but i hv never used spring onions in it. i dnt de seed but still it tastes yummy
next time wud try with spring onions too
i think with sugar the sourness or khattapan of dahi reduces
Beautiful - you always have outstanding process pics.
so simple n refreshing raita..
Looks cool and refreshing. Delicious.
cool and refreshing one.
A cooling and refreshing raita..
Many of your recipes will have a unique twist /addition of a ingredient ..never tried adding spring onions ...so cool and refreshing raita ..
Very refreshing, like all ur summer special recipes.
vry refreshng, love all ur recepies. .
Can i add green apples?