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Cucumber Raita ~ Cucumber in Yogurt

Prep Time : 20 mins                         Cook Time : 0 mins


  • 2 cups of yogurt (plain or sweet )
  • 2 fresh scallions ( green onions in simple language 🙂
  • 1-2 fresh green chilies
  • 1 thumb-sized ginger root
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 cucumber
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • salt
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin (Zeera) seeds
  • 2-3 black pepper corns


  1. Peel the cucumber, remove the seed and grate it . After grating, squeeze and remove all the excess juice
  2. Mix the yogurt and the cucumber. Puree the ginger and garlic and mix.
  3. Chop the Chilli and Scallions and mix
  4. Heat cumin seeds in a dry saucepan until they smoke, then reduce to a powder with the peppercorns and salt. Add to the raita.
  5. Garnish with Mint and/or Coriander (Dhania) leaves
  6. Chill in the fridge for 1 hr and serve

Hint : If u r like me and like some sweet taste, then add a spoon of powdered sugar and raisins !!! 🙂

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