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cucumber raita in a glass bowl topped with cucumber, cumin powder and coriander placed on a wooden board.

Cucumber Raita Recipe

Cucumber raita is a classic Indian condiment made with just 6 ingredients. It is a versatile dish that goes well with pretty much anything as an accompaniment, dip and side dish.
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Course: dips, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 910kcal
Author: Geetha

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Ingredients

1 cup = 250ml ; 1 Tablespoon = 15ml ; 1 Teaspoon = 5ml

  • 275 gms (or) 1 cup Natural Yogurt
  • 96 gms (or) ¾ cup Cucumber deseeded and diced
  • Salt as required
  • 1-2 Green Chillies chopped (adjust to taste)
  • ½ Teaspoon Cumin Powder
  • Coriander handful

Instructions

  • Place the yogurt in a bowl and whisk until smooth. 
    275 gms (or) 1 cup Natural Yogurt
  • Now add the cucumber, chillies, cumin powder and salt to a bowl. 
    96 gms (or) ¾ cup Cucumber, Salt, 1-2 Green Chillies, ½ Teaspoon Cumin Powder
  • Stir until well combined. 
  • Check the salt and spices and add more if necessary.
  • Finally, add the coriander(cilantro) and mix well.
    Coriander
  • Enjoy this delicious and easy Indian yogurt dip as a condiment with a meal or with appetisers. 

Notes

For low calorie raita use low-fat yogurt instead of full fat. 
It doesn’t matter whether you use homemade or store-bought yogurt but ensure it is fresh and well within its expiry date.
Ensure yogurt is not too sour. However, if you want to use low-fat yogurt just add a pinch of sugar to reduce the sourness. 
If you use Greek yogurt, first add a little water to dilute it and then stir in the rest of the ingredients.
If you intend to serve this Indian raita later then keep it in the fridge until ready to serve. 
Remember to remove the seeds from the cucumber as it has excess water content which could thin the yogurt out. Removing the seeds at least reduces water content to some extent.
 
   

Nutrition

Calories: 910kcal | Carbohydrates: 160g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 214mg | Potassium: 9903mg | Fiber: 51g | Sugar: 103g | Vitamin A: 5255IU | Vitamin C: 232mg | Calcium: 1094mg | Iron: 16mg
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