Cucumber Raita, Raita Recipe

Cucumber Raita, Raita Recipe

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Sometimes, the easiest of dishes are the most pleasing. The Cucumber Raita is one such case. It is a very simple accompaniment, made of grated cucumber and curds perked up with a dash of spice powders and a traditional tadka. The tempering not only boosts the aroma of the raita but also gives it a nice taste. In an unexpected twist, a teaspoon of green chilli paste is added to the curds, to give the raita a sharper flavour. You can enjoy this tasty accompaniment with pulao, biryani or parathas.

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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  1. Squeeze the cucumber and remove all the excess water. Drain the water and keep the cucumber aside.
  2. Whisk the curds well using a whisk.
  3. Add the green chilli paste, cumin seeds powder, powdered sugar and salt and mix well.
  4. Add the cucumber, mix well and refrigerate for at least30 minutes.
  5. Heat the oil in a small non-stick pan, add the cumin seeds, mustard seeds and asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  6. When the seeds crackle, add the tempering to the curds-cucumber mixture and mix well.
  7. Add the coriander and mix well.
  8. Serve chilled.

Cucumber Raita by Tarla Dalal

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy117 cal
Protein2.9 g
Carbohydrates5.3 g
Fiber1.5 g
Fat7.9 g
Cholesterol10 mg
Sodium17.9 mg

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Cucumber Raita, Raita Recipe
 on 10 Apr 17 04:44 PM

I love cucumber raita nd this looks refreshing, delicious and cooling for summer days..perfect with biryanis..YUM!!