Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Cucumber Raita-Cucumber Raita Recipe-Kakdi Raita

I love all dishes prepared with curd/yoghurt. Cucumber raita is one my favorite dish. I do not need any accompaniment for it and can have it as such anytime of the day. I prepared Cucumber raita and potato chips for my Easy Vegetable Biryani using pressure cooker. It tasted awesome.This raita (Indian Salad with yogurt dressing) goes well with most rice dishes and I love it even with chapati. Try this simple, healthy recipe and enjoy!

Cucumber Raita-Vellarikkai Pachadi-Cucumber Yoghurt salad

Kakdi raita-Vellarikkai Pachadi Ingredients needed

Thick curd/ Plain yoghurt - 1 1/2 cup ( add more if you like)
Grated cucumber -2 cups
Roasted Cumin Powder - 1 tsp (dry roast jeera seeds and powder it)
Salt as required

For the seasoning

Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Green chilli -1 finely chopped
Curry leaves - few

Cucumber RaitaMethod

Grate cucumber, add salt needed and keep it aside for 15 minutes. It will ooze out water. Squeeze out or strain the water. (You do not have to waste that water, use it to make buttermilk- cucumber buttermilk tastes great)

Mix curd with it.

Heat a tsp of oil , add mustard seeds, when mustard splutters, add finely chopped green chilli and curry leaves. Pour it over the cucumber+ curd mix.

Sprinkle roasted cumin powder on top and garnish with coriander leaves.

It is a fantastic side dish for Vegetable pulao ,Mint pulao ,Tomato rice, Peas pulao, Cauliflower pulao and most rice dishes and all biryanis.

You can enjoy it chilled as such without any accompaniment also.


Grated carrots and finely chopped tomatoes can also be added to this.

Meet you all again with another interesting recipe, till then it is bye from Padhu of


  1. Wat a cute presentation,my fav raita..

  2. Oh I love that cute crocodile eating the Raita. my fav raita recipe.

  3. m also preparing same way looks yummy n nice presentation

  4. I love cucumber raita nd this looks refreshing and delicious..perfect with biryanis..YUM!!

  5. Looks absolutely delicious, very comforting and delicious with any combo.

  6. Refreshing and yummy raitha... Lovely presentation...

  7. Raita looks awesome:) Love the presentation and the cute crocodile:)

  8. I love the fish so much :) choooo cute :) and ofcourse the raitha too :)

  9. Wow....very cute presentation,my fav raita..

  10. The raitha which I make most of the time..that fish is so cute

  11. raita looks absolutely refreshing in this hot season, loved the cute presntation

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  12. i love love...cucumber raita...i have never tried seasoning mine...will give it a try next time arnd...:)

  13. i love raita with cucumber so refreshing and cooling for summer days

  14. love this raita...awesome presentation..:)

  15. creamy raitha. all time fav. easy and yet delicious with spicy food.

  16. looks delicious goes with pulve or side dish

  17. I too make the same raita but do not add the seasoning,will try your version soon

  18. Love this raita...and I fell in love with that cute little fish on the side

  19. Looks great.... I will add your seasoning not tried this way!!

  20. cucumber raita looks perfect, love your cucumber fish too.

  21. Raita is always a hit with biryani... ur seasoning is different... have to try it...


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