Cucumber Raita Video by Tarla Dalal

Cucumber Raita Video by Tarla Dalal

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Cucumber Raita Video. Sometimes, the easiest of dishes are the most pleasing. The Cucumber Raita is one such case. It is a very simple accompaniment, made of grated cucumber and curds perked up with a dash of spice powders and a traditional tadka.




Recipe Description for Cucumber Raita, Kakdi ka Raita, Kheera Raita

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Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients


For Cucumber Raita
1 1/2 cups thickly grated cucumber
1 1/4 cups curd (dahi)
1 tsp green chilli paste
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) powder
1 tsp powdered sugar
salt to taste
1 tbsp oil
1/4 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/4 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing)
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)

Method

For cucumber raita

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  2. Whisk the curds well using a whisk.
  3. Add the green chilli paste, cumin seeds powder, powdered sugar and salt and mix well.
  4. Add the cucumber, mix well and refrigerate for at least30 minutes.
  5. Heat the oil in a small non-stick pan, add the cumin seeds, mustard seeds and asafoetida and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  6. When the seeds crackle, add the tempering to the curds-cucumber mixture and mix well.
  7. Add the coriander and mix well.
  8. Serve the {span class="bold1"}cucumber raita{/span} chilled.

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