Introduction: PAHADI CUCUMBER RAITA

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Special dish with strong flavors. Very delicious and unique dish from Northern part of India.

Step 1: Ingredient List

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  1. Yogurt or curd: 500 gm
  2. Cucumber: 2 (Large)
  3. Salt: 1 tablespoon or as per taste
  4. Turmeric: 1/4 tablespoon
  5. Roasted Fenugreek Powder: 1/2 tablespoon
  6. Roasted Cumin Seeds Powder: 1 tablespoon
  7. Roasted Black Mustard Seeds Paste: 2 tablespoon
  8. Green Chilly: 3 (Small)
  9. Red Chilly: 2 (Small)
  10. Coriander Leaves: 1/2 bowl

Step 2: Chopping and Peeling

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Its very important to chop off cucumbers top so that there is no bitterness left in it. After this peel off the cucumbers. Once you have done take a grater and then grate both the cucumbers.

Step 3: Squeezing and Blending

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Now the next step is to squeeze all the water from the grated cucumbers and place it on a separate bowl. After this you whisk the yogurt nicely, you can also use a hand blender but it's very important to have a good uniform consistency. After this mix all grated cucumbers into the yogurt.

Step 4: Mixing

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Now add 1/4 tablespoon turmeric powder, 1/2 tablespoon roasted fenugreek powder, 1 tablespoon roasted cumin powder, 1 tablespoon salt and black mustard seeds paste. Mix it well in the bowl so that all ingredients are uniformly distributed.

Step 5: Garnish or Decorate

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Now garnish with chopped green and red chillies and coriander leaves. Mix it properly and now your dish is ready :)


Note: You can use the cucumber water as a Juice. Put it in a nice martini glass, garnish it with coriander and have a sip. I am sure you will enjoy this :)

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