Cucumber Raita

Posted on Posted in Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, No-Bake, Recipes, Salads, Sides

_mg_6465_editedThe Greek call this Tzatziki, us desis are more familiar with the term Raita. It’s just another case of to-may-toes and po-tah-toes, really.

What really matters is how versatile this sauce / side / dip is. Pair it with good old fashioned biryani or jeera rice, drizzle this over some tossed veggies for a quick, easy and healthy salad, or even use this as a dip for your chips. Either way, it’s the taste that counts.

1 peeler / knife (if you’re a beginner cook, go with the peeler)
1 grater
1 strainer
1 mixing / serving spoon
1 mixing / serving bowl

1         cucumber
2 -3    garlic cloves
1 cup  curd / yogurt
pepper to taste
salt to taste

1. Peel and grate the cucumber. Strain the grated cucumber (save the water and DRINK IT BECAUSE IT IS GOOD FOR YOU) and put it in your mixing bowl.
2. Add the salt and mix well. If there’s any extra water that comes out because of the salt, discard it.
3. Add the curd and mix well.
4. Season with pepper and you’re ready to go!


4 thoughts on “Cucumber Raita

  1. Superb blog! Do you have any hints for aspiring writers? I’m hoping to start my own blog soon but I’m a little lost
    on everything. Would you propose starting with a free platform
    like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many choices out
    there that I’m completely overwhelmed .. Any tips?
    Thank you!

    1. Hi! Thank you for the appreciation :). As for hints for aspiring writers, I’d suggest writing for the sake of expression. As for the question about free or paid options, it all depends on what you want out of the blog. A free option is great for starting out, whereas a paid option gives you a lot more leeway on how you want your readers to view the brand of writing that you promote. Hope that helps :). Do feel free to look around the site and subscribe if you’d like! Happy New Year!

  2. Hey! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be ok.
    I’m absolutely enjoying your blog and look forward to new

    1. Hi! I’m sorry I don’t, but feel free to like the facebook page or subscribe to the blog to receive regular updates 🙂

Leave a Reply