Cucumber Raita – Greek Yogurt with Cucumber Condiments Everyday Recipes Rupali Agarwal ShareTweetPinYumWhatsAppShare0 SharesJump to Recipe Print Recipe Cucumber Raita adds a cooling effect to any meal and helps balance other spicy components. Cucumber raita is an yogurt based side dish that only takes five minutes to prepare. It is a great healthy dip to accompany with flat breads, spicy snacks, veggie sticks and chips. Cucumber Raita is my first recipe in the new series of Everyday recipes, that are simple, quick and common. Different Types of Raita Recipes Raita refers to whipped yogurt, with added ingredients and sometime flavoring. For example, you can make boondi raita, spinach raita, cucumber raita, carrot raita and many other fruits & vegetable combinations. Over here, I have used cucumber based on other vegetables that were already being used in the meal plan. Cucumbers are a rich source of fibers and antioxidants that promotes hydrations and weight loss. Yogurt – An Essential Meal Component Yogurt provides a cooling effect to any meal and at the same time provides essential probiotics to help with digestion. For many Indian families, yogurt is a necessary component of the meal to add protein, dairy, calcium and probiotics to their diet. It is a perfect low calorie food that boosts immunity and prevents from infections. This Cucumber Raita recipe is used as part of Family Meal Ideas – Quick Indian Dinner Recipes Cucumber Raita Ingredients Produce: Cucumber – 200 gm English variety, if available. 1 medium size peeled & gratedGreen chilies – 1 small size minced in mortar pestleCilantro – 2 tbs finely chopped Protein/Dairy: Greek Yogurt – ¼ cup Spices: Ghee – 1 tsp Optionally avocado/olive oilAsafoetida (Hing) -1/8 tspCumin seeds (Jeera) – 1/4 tspSalt (Namak) – As per tasteRed chili powder (Laal mirch) – 1/2 tsp adjust as per spice levelCumin seeds Roasted (Bhuna jeera) – 1 tsp crushedBlack rock salt (Kala namak) – 1/4 tspDry mint powder (sukha pudina) – 1 tsp Cucumber Raita Method Whisk the yogurt and minced green chilli, grated cucumber, and all the spices except first three.Chill until ready to serve.Before serving heat the little ghee in a serving spoon or tampering pan, when heated well switch off the heat and add asafoetida and cumin seeds.When cumin starts splattering, garnish the raita with this tampering to enhance the flavor further. “For pleasure has no relish unless we share it.” ― Virginia Woolf, The Common Reader If you like the post, please show your support by sharing it with others via your social media accounts or other venues. If more people visit our blog, we can bring more content to you faster. Other Raita Recipes For now, thisis the only raita recipe I have on my blog. You may refer to “Indian Raita Recipes – 10 Exciting Raita Variations” posted by Anu on her blog Simmer-to-Slimmer for more recipes. Other Everyday Recipes on Enhance Your Palate: Matar PaneerPalak Dal – Spinach Lentil SoupAloo Shimla Mirch – Bell Pepper Potatoes Stir-FryChana Saag – Chickpea and Spinach CurryBhindi Masala – Okra Bell Pepper Stir-Fry 5 from 1 vote Print Cucumber Raita – Greek Yogurt with Cucumber Prep Time 5 mins Total Time 5 mins Simple cucumber raita recipe to add a cooling effect to any meal and help balance other spicy components in the meal. Cucumber raita is an Yogurt based side dish, wherein greek yogurt mixed with grated cucumber and some light seasoning and spices. Course: Main Course, Side Dish Cuisine: Indian Keyword: Cucumber, cucumber raita, Raita, Yogurt side dish Servings: 4 Calories: 109 kcal Author: Rupali Agarwal Ingredients Produce: 200 gm Cucumber English variety, if available. 1 medium size peeled & grated 1 gm Green chilies 1 small size minced in mortar pestle 8 gm Cilantro 2 tbs finely chopped Protein/Dairy: 600 gm Greek Yogurt ¼ cup Spices: 1 tsp Ghee Optionally avocado/olive oil 1/8 tsp Asafetida Hing 1/4 tsp Cumin seeds Jeera 1/4 tsp Salt Namak 1/2 tsp Red chili powder Laal mirch – adjust as per spice level 1 tsp Cumin seeds Roasted – Bhuna jeera – crushed 1/4 tsp Black rock salt Kala namak 1 tsp Dry mint powder sukha pudina Instructions Whisk the yogurt and minced green chilli, grated cucumber, and all the spices except first three. Chill until ready to serve. Before serving heat the little ghee in a serving spoon or tampering pan, when heated well switch off the heat and add asafoetida and cumin seeds. When cumin starts splattering, garnish the raita with this tampering to enhance the flavor further. Nutrition Facts Cucumber Raita – Greek Yogurt with Cucumber Amount Per Serving Calories 109 Calories from Fat 18 % Daily Value* Fat 2g3%Cholesterol 10mg3%Sodium 354mg15%Potassium 299mg9%Carbohydrates 7g2%Sugar 5g6%Protein 15g30% Vitamin A 285IU6%Vitamin C 2.1mg3%Calcium 177mg18%Iron 0.8mg4% * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.