Dill and Cucumber Raita, Suva and Kakdi Raita

Dill and Cucumber Raita, Suva and Kakdi Raita

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The Dill and Cucumber Raita is an unusual accompaniment to your meal, one that is sure to tantalize your taste buds. A simple tempering and addition of spice powders like cumin or chilli powder are common touches that you expect in any raita.

But, this one is nothing short of a specialty. Here the curd-cucumber mixture is perked up with dill leaves that have been sautéed with cumin seeds, garlic and other ingredients. This gives an interesting twist to the cucumber raita making it super aromatic and flavourful.

Serve this raita chilled, to relish the crispness of cucumber and the sharp accents of dill. Make your meal interesting with other dishes like Paneer Parathas or Vegetable Pulao .

Dill and Cucumber Raita, Suva and Kakdi Raita recipe - How to make Dill and Cucumber Raita, Suva and Kakdi Raita

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 1 cup
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1/2 cup of chopped dill leaves
1/4 cup finely chopped cucumber
1 cup curds (dahi)
1/4 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) powder
salt to taste
1 tsp oil
1/4 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
2 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1 1/2 tsp finely chopped green chillies

  1. Take the curds in a deep bowl and whisk well till smooth using a whisk.
  2. Add the cucumber, cumin seeds powder and salt and mix well. Keep aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the cumin seeds, garlic and green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  4. Add the dill leaves and little salt and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  5. Add the sautéed dill to the prepared curd-cucumber mixture and mix well.
  6. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  7. Serve chilled.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy146 cal
Protein4.7 g
Carbohydrates6.2 g
Fiber0.7 g
Fat9.1 g
Cholesterol16 mg
Sodium20.7 mg
Dill and Cumber Raita, Suva and Kakdi Raita Video by Tarla Dalal