Cucumber & Mint Raita

Cucumber-&-Mint-Raita
Photo Credits: Divya Kudua via Flickr

If there was one thing an Indian meal would be incomplete without, it would be a Raita. Raitas are an absolute must in every party, lunch or dinner in India, especially in the summers. And the best part about a Raita is that it is super easy and quick to make. There is a variety of Raitas in Indian food, and this is the recipe for refreshing Cucumber & Mint Raita. Just the name of this side dish soothes the mind and it makes for the perfect accompaniment to any meal. Whip it up today and bring a dash of freshness in your menu.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium Cucumber
  • 6 Mint leaves, chopped (pudina)
  • 1 cup Yogurt
  • ¼ tsp Black salt
  • ¼ tsp Black pepper powder
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp Red chili powder
  • ½ tsp Roasted Cumin seeds powder ( bhuna jeera powder)

Procedure

  1. Peel off the cucumber and grate or chop.
  2. Beat the curd and add spices i.e. salt, black salt, black pepper, red chilli powder and cumin powder.
  3. Add mint and cucumber into it.
  4. Mix well, serve chilled

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Serves: 2 – 3

Cook’s Tip

  1. If the curd for raita is too sour, add some cold milk to balance it.
  2. Add some water if the consistency of the raita is too thick.

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