Cucumber Raita, Raita Recipe
by Tarla Dalal
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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.
- Squeeze the cucumber and remove all the excess water. Drain the water and keep the cucumber aside.
- Whisk the curds well using a whisk.
- Add the green chilli paste, cumin seeds powder, powdered sugar and salt and mix well.
- Add the cucumber, mix well and refrigerate for at least30 minutes.
- 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.
- When the seeds crackle, add the tempering to the curds-cucumber mixture and mix well.
- Add the coriander and mix well.
- Serve chilled.
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