Cucumber Raita / Kheera Raita


This is quick and easy raita recipe goes well with most rice dishes. I love to have it with vegetable biryani or capsicum rice. Just few ingredients and within minutes your tasty raita is ready to serve.

Preparation Time- 10 minutes

Serves – 2

Ingredients –

1 cup – thick curd

1 medium size – grated cucumber

1 teaspoon – roasted cumin powder / jeera powder

½ teaspoon – red chili powder

Salt to taste

1 teaspoon – coriander leaves, finely chopped

How to go about it –

  1. Wash and grate the cucumber and keep aside.
  2. In a bowl take 1 cup approximately 250 ml curd, whisk it.
  3. Add grated cucumber (squeeze off cucumber juice to make thick raita).
  4. Add roasted cumin powder, red chili powder, salt and finely chopped coriander leaves.
  5. Give it a mix so that the spices blend well.
  6. Serve it with vegetable biryani/ pulao or any rice dishes.


Note –

  • Do not use sour or watery curd to make raita it will not give good taste and texture.
  • You can add mint paste to enhance flavor.
  • Keep refrigerated till serving.
  • You can enjoy this thick cucumber raita chilled without any accompaniments.



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