Friday, February 22, 2013

Cucumber Mint Raita

Once,while we were at a friend's place for dinner,I noticed the raita tasted different from the regular onion-raita.It looked just like a normal raita,onions and tomatoes with curd but yet something was different.When I knew what the reason was I had a grin on my face,now why didn't I think of it before?The very things I used to pick out and remove-coriander leaves and green chillies-were ground into a paste and mixed with curd which made the raita delicious in its own way.
Cucumber Mint Raita
Ever since I've been making raita that way.Remember my garden with fresh mint leaves sprouting?Well,I harvested those and they were threatening to wilt and how could I let my fruit of labour go waste,so mint raita was whipped up.This uses the same method,without coriander.You can of course serve this raita plain or add onions,tomatoes or cucumbers into it.Tastes great with a biryani or pulao.

Cucumber Mint Raita


Mint leaves - 1 cup loosely packed
Green chilly - 1
Yogurt/Curd - 2 cups
Roasted Jeera powder - 1/4 tsp
Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Cucumber - 1,chopped finely


Cucumber Mint Raita-step1 
Grind together mint leaves with green chilly,using 1-2 tbsp of curd to a smooth paste.
Cucumber Mint Raita-step2 
Add jeera powder,sugar and salt to the curd and whip well.
Cucumber Mint Raita-step3 
Mix in the mint paste and the chopped cucumber.
Serve with Pulao/Biryani.
Cucumber Mint Raita-1


  1. Yummy, Flavoured Raitha...

  2. Yummy n flavorful raita! I am bookmarking the recipe now :)


  3. ohhh!!! lovely!
    i am going to try this soonish in my kitchen!
    my husband is going to love this.
    thanks a ton for sharing :)

  4. Mouthwatering & very tempting!!!!!!

  5. delicious raita and the picture makes me hungry.

  6. Lovely clicks, will try this now...


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