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Cool Cucumber Raita recipe

Cucumber Raita
Raita is cucumber-yogurt sauce used as a cooling balance for spicy dishes. This famous Indian raita is flavored with grated cucumbers along with hint of red peppers and cilantro. This is one of hundred variations of savory yogurt raita which is cool and refreshing. This serves as an excellent side dish with hot indian curries. Let your guests mix raita with their rice and curry to cool the spiciness.
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Cucumber Raita

Cucumber Raita
Total Time Prep Time Cook Time Serves 2


  • 1.5 Cup Yogurt  
  • 1/2 Cup Cucumber  (Grated)
  • 1/4 tsp Red Pepper Powder  
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper  (Optional)
  • 2 tbsp Cilantro  (Chopped)
  • 1/4 tsp Salt  
  • 1/4 tsp Sugar  


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    1. Using a hand blender or egg beater, well beat yogurt till creamy and smooth (with no lumps).
    Additional Notes
    Add some water to achieve the creamy consistency
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    2. Peel and grate or finely chop cucumber.
    Additional Notes
    If you like, Squeeze the excess water from cucumber.
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    3. Add salt, sugar, red pepper, black pepper(optional), gratted cucumber, chopped green pepper (optional), cilantro to yogurt and mix well.
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    4. Serve it chilled with Rice Or Curries or refrigerate till ready to serve.
Savita's Notes:
Cucumber raita can also be an excellent dip with spicy potato vegges or crispy tortilla chips. This is also a healthy option that can be served independently on a sunny summer day. A perfect way to feed picky kids some serving of vegetable hidden in tangy sweet yogurt. You can also make this recipe with pineapple

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3 comment(s)

  1. Cucumber Raita, yummm and great cooling treat for summers...
  2. I think I have all these ingredients at home today. I will try making Cucumber Raita.
  3. I love Cucumber raita. My all time favorite at Indian Eating Places. Love this recipe, I can try it at home now.