Cucumber Raita Recipe

The Cucumber Raita is an Indian dish. It is a nice combination of Yogurt with other ingredients like cucumber, onions and tomatoes. In this recipe, cucumber joins yogurt in a delicious affair. The yogurt is a rich source of Protein without being high on the cholesterol chart. The cucumber adds coolness to the whole dish.

The raita is usually taken with meaty cuisines and serves as the balance to the meals. In the recipe, both grated and chopped cucumber is used. The grated part mingles with the yogurt well to give the combined effect while the chopped part gives the crunchy feeling.

If you are planning to cook something meaty like steaks, this Cucumber Raita can be the perfect accompaniment to take it down with. Follow our step by step guide for the details of an easy but highly ravishing recipe that is going to make meals a class apart.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Serving Size: 4 to 6
Utensils: Salad bowl, beater

Calories: 134
Fat: 4.1 g
Cholesterol: 7 mg


– 2 cups thick plain Yogurt (make sure its not sour)
– 1 large cucumber (half grated and half chopped)
– 1/2 – 1 tsp roasted cumin powder
– Few sprigs of cilantro
– Salt to taste
– Chilli powder/freshly round pepper for garnish


  • 1

    In the salad bowl, mix up the yogurt and the spices. Continue mixing until the ingredients merge well and smooth

  • 2

    To this mixture, add the grated cucumber and mix well so that the flavors blend. Follow by adding the chopped cucumber pieces.

  • 3

    Now, add in the Cilantro. The fresh green of Cilantro plays cool against the white yogurt. Mix everything well now.

  • 4

    In the end,  garnish with the chilli powder and the black pepper. Taste to season and check if you want it saltier.

  • 5

    Keep chilled till serving. The raita looks best in a clay pot and gives off the aura of earthiness. Therefore, you can shift the dish to a clay pot right before serving.

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