Indian Cucumber Raita Recipe is a yummy Indian dish. I grew up eating Indian food and I love it! This raita recipe is very simple, but feel free to experiment.
Naan bread dipped in this raita recipe makes an easy snack and is a big hit with my family. If you have never had naan bread, you are missing out on one the most amazing things you will ever eat! So get yourself some naan bread and then try it out with this raita. I guarantee you will be in heaven.
The main ingredient for raita is yogurt. Then, to the yogurt you can add fruits and/or vegetables with spices. It is great for cutting the heat of dishes like curry because it is so creamy and cool to the tongue. There are many different ways to make raita with so many different ingredients, making it a fun dish to work with.
Can I use Greek yogurt to make Indian Cucumber Raita Recipe?
I would recommend using regular yogurt not Greek yogurt. Using Greek yogurt would make it more like a tzatziki sauce, because the Greek yogurt has a different texture.
What can I serve Raita with?
Raita makes a great side for curries, rice, naan bread, and meat or vegetable dishes. It is very versatile which makes it a go-to dish.
How do I prepare my veggies for this dish?
There are lots of ways to prepare the onions and cucumbers for this raita. One of the ways would be to dice the onion and cucumber making them small and easy to eat. The way I like to make it, you just thinly slice the onion and cucumber into slices, and then slice those slices in half. Or another way would be to grate the cucumber and squeeze the water out of it before adding it to the yogurt.
Indian Cucumber Raita Recipe
- 2 cups yogurt
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- fresh corriander, to taste
- 1/4 cucumber, very thinly sliced
- 1/4 onion, very thinly sliced
- salt, to taste
- Very thinly slice cucumber and onion.
- Mix together salt, cumin and yogurt. Add cucumber and onion and stir together.
- Add coriander as desired.
- Serve with naan bread or as a side to your favourite dish.
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