Cucumber Raita – Greek Yogurt with Cucumber

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.

Cucumber Raita – Greek Yogurt with Cucumber

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

Cucumber Raita Method

  1. Whisk the yogurt and minced green chilli, grated cucumber, and all the spices except first three.
  2. Chill until ready to serve.
  3. 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.
  4. When cumin starts splattering, garnish the raita with this tampering to enhance the flavor further.

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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.

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Cucumber Raita – Greek Yogurt with Cucumber
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:
Instructions
  1. Whisk the yogurt and minced green chilli, grated cucumber, and all the spices except first three.

  2. Chill until ready to serve.

  3. 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. 

  4. 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.

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