Cucumber Raita also known as Kheera Raita recipe is an easy and healthy raita made with yogurt (curd), grated cucumber, and Indian spice powders. Served with Vegetable Pulao, Veg Biryani, or any rice.
Normally, I use plain yogurt but if you like raitas to be a little thick and creamy, use plain Greek Yogurt. If you want it thinner, mix in a little cold water till you achieve the desired consistency.
I sometimes make this raita south Indian style way i.e., I prepare tempering made of mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, hing, and dry red chili and pour over the cucumber-yogurt mixture.
How to Make Cucumber Raita Recipe
Wash, peel, and then grate the cucumber.
In a bowl, add curd and beat the curd till smooth.
Then add the grated cucumber and all other ingredients mentioned.
Mix well and serve Indian Style cucumber yogurt raita recipe chilled.
What can we serve with Kheera Raita?
Tips & Variations
- Adding milk to the yogurt helps it from turning sour. If you are using fresh yogurt then skip it.
- You can also add some grated carrots in this recipe.
- Instead of grated cucumber, replace with finely chopped cucumber pieces or use a combination of both for this raita.
- If the grated cucumber raita becomes too thick add more milk.
Other Raita recipes
Cucumber Raita (Kheera Raita)
- Measuring cup used 1 cup = 250 ml
- 1 cup yogurt (curd)
- ½ cup cucumber (Medium sized)
- 1 tablespoon coriander leaves chopped
- ½ teaspoon black pepper powder
- ½ teaspoon roasted cumin powder/Jeera
- ½ teaspoon powdered sugar
- salt and black salt to taste
- Wash and peel cucumber.Then grate cucumber.
- In a bowl ,add curd and beat the curd till smooth .
- Then add the grated cucumber and all other ingredients mentioned.
- Mix well and serve chilled cucumber raita
- You can also add mint leaves along with coriander leaves.
- Can also add chopped green chillies.
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