Thursday 25 November 2010

Cucumber Raita

Refreshing  light  and creamy yoghurt with cucumber,carrot  and delicately flavoured with cumin, and  coarsely ground mustard.


8 oz / 240 grams  natural set yoghurt ( needs to be thick and creamy)
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon  coarsely ground mustard seeds( rai bhardo)
1/2 teaspoon  ground cumin powder
1/2 teaspoon sugar
2  inch piece cucumber
2  inch piece carrot
1 green chilli finely chopped (optional)


1. Peel and grate the carrot.
2. Keep the skin on and grate the cucumber. Squeeze surplus liquid from cucumber.
3. In a bowl add the yoghurt, salt, sugar, coarsely ground mustard seeds and ground  cumin . Mix.
4. Stir in the carrots and cucumber.
Transfer to serving bowl and chill before serving with vegetable rice.

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  1. This is my favorite kind of raita...I am going to make this evening for dinner too!

  2. Soooooo delicious and yummy raita,ly fav..

  3. Cucumber raita is delicious.

  4. Cucumber raita...I'll have it just like that! Pass me that ;)

  5. Refreshing raita .I prepare this sans sugar

  6. Hi,

    Lovely rait adear with cucumber...:)


  7. Love this anytime....looks quite refreshing!!!

  8. That presentation looks so delectable... Truly a DELIGHT!!!! Sorry for not being able to making it up here frequently.... I want to but still,.... Hmm.... Thank u for all your support & believe me I really mean it.....

    The prep is a creamy one & looks rich with its yumminess.... Hugs))))


  9. Raitas are my fav.Love this one!

  10. delicious n loved ur presentation

  11. Raita looks creamy and delicious!! Such a lovely dish to serve with any meal

  12. this s my all time fav raitha.. love to have it with my veg biriyani.. :)

  13. thats a very yummy way of making raitha. Will give it a try

  14. yummy raita!! i never used to add the mustard seeds...but i will surely give it a try.

  15. Love this anytime....looks quite refreshing!!!


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