Cucumber Raita with Raisins – Cucumber Yogurt Salad

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Cucumber Raita with Raisins – Cucumber Yogurt Salad is sinfully creamy and a mouthwatering side dish infused with Indian spices. This dish stands out whenever you serve it. Spice up your party with this simple yet super flavorful side dish. Raita is typically paired with Biryani, rice, pulao or any Indian meal.

Cucumber Raita with Raisins - Cucumber Yogurt Salad
Cucumber Yogurt Salad

What ingredients do I need to make this Cucumber Raita with Raisins – Cucumber Yogurt Salad?

Plain yogurt, cucumber, salt, black salt, green chili, Kashmiri chili powder, roasted cumin powder, cilantro, and golden raisins.

How do I make this recipe?

First, when you are ready to assemble the raita, chop the cilantro leaves, and green chili (serrano peppers) finely.


Second peel the cucumbers and cut them in half, horizontally. Third, use the large holes on a box grater to grate the flesh of the cucumber. Further Drain the excessive moisture from the shredded cucumber. For draining, place your cucumber in a fine strainer and press firmly to strain the moisture.

Next grab a medium sized bowl and a whisk, spoon or fork. Make sure to use thick yogurt and not very runny yogurt. Additionally, put the plain yogurt in the bowl, add in salt, black salt, green chilies, Kashmiri chili powder, roasted cumin, cilantro and whisk it well until combined and smooth. Furthermore, add in the shredded cucumber and mix. Finally top off with raisins.

You can use an additional pinch of chaat masala and roasted ground cumin to garnish.

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Cucumber Raita with Raisins – Cucumber Yogurt Salad

Shilpa
Cucumber Raita with Raisins – Cucumber Yogurt Salad is sinfully creamy and a mouthwatering side dish infused with Indian spices. This dish stands out whenever you serve it. Spice up your party with this simple yet super flavorful side dish. Raita is typically paired with Biryani, rice, pulao or any Indian meal.
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups plain yogurt, needs to be thick (not watery)
  • 2 cucumbers (2 cups grated)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp black salt
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp green chili (serrano peppers)
  • 1 tsp kashmiri chili powder 
  • 1 tsp roasted cumin powder or plain cumin powder (see notes)
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 2 tbsp golden raisins

Instructions
 

Prep

  • Rinse and chop the cilantro leaves, and green chili (serrano peppers) finely.
  • Peel the cucumbers and cut them in half, horizontally. Use the large holes on a box grater to grate the flesh of the cucumber. Drain the excessive moisture from the shredded cucumber. For draining, place your cucumber in a fine strainer and press firmly to strain the moisture.
  • Grab a medium sized bowl and a whisk, spoon or fork. Make sure to use thick yogurt and not very runny yogurt.
  • Put the plain yogurt in the bowl, add in salt, black salt, green chilies, Kashmiri chili powder, roasted cumin, cilantro and whisk it well until combined and smooth. Furthermore, add is the shredded cucumber and mix. Finally top off with raisins.
  • You can use an additional pinch of chaat masala and roasted ground cumin to garnish.

Notes

To make roasted cumin powder, take cumin seeds in a pan and roast until become fragrant, crisp and browned. (roughly 3 -5 minutes ). Further, transfer the roasted cumin seeds to a plate and let it cool. Finally, place it in a grinder, and make a smooth fine powder of cumin seeds.
Keyword Cucumber Dip, Cucumber Raita, Cucumber Raita with Raisins, Cucumber Yogurt Salad, Easy Cucumber Raita, Kheera Dahi Raita, Kheera Raita, Raita with raisins, Yogurt Raita
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My name is Shilpa Tiku. I am a foodie and love experimenting with different cuisines. Originally a Kashmiri, born in Mumbai and currently live in Dallas.

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