Cucumber Raita is very simple and easy side dish to be made with Biryani, pulao or in the fasting season. To make this Raita, you need very few ingredients like cucumber, Curd/yogurt, roasted cumin seed powder, rock salt and tempering. That's it. Adding tempering is optional, but I highly recommend you to add tempering. It gives very nice aroma and flavor.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 3 people
- 1 and 1/2 cup Grated Cucumber
- 1 and 1/2 cup Thick yogurt / curd
- Salt to taste
- 1/2 tsp Black Salt / Sanchal
- 1 tsp Roasted cumin powder
- Cilantro / Coriander for garnishing
- 2 tsp Oil
- 1 tsp Urad dal
- 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
- 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
Squeeze out excess moisture from grated cucumbers and keep it aside.
In another bowl, take yogurt, grated cucumber, salt, black salt and roasted cumin powder. Mix them very well. Keep it aside.
heat oil in a pan. Add urad dal. Saute it until light golden brown in color.
Now add cumin seeds and mustard seeds. Let it splutter.
Switch off the flame and add this tempering into Raita.
Cucumber Raita is ready. Serve this with Biryani, Pulao or with Roti-Sabzi.