Plain Raita (Onion and Cucumber Yogurt)
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Preparation: 5 Minutes
Cooking time: 1 Minutes
Total time: 6 Minutes
Quantity: 4 servings
44 calories per serving
Ingredients for Plain Raita
- 1 medium-sized onion (sliced thin)
- 2 green chilies
- 1 cucumber (peeled and cut into thick inch-sized cubes)
- 2 tbsp coriander leaves (can be substituted with cilantro)
- Half tsp cumin powder (roasted)
- 3 pinches of salt or according to taste
- 5 cups or approximately 375 grams of yogurt or curd (beaten smooth)
How to prepare the onion and cucumber Raita
- Take cumin powder and roast it in a small pan until it’s fresh scent fill the air. It should take about a minute. In case you have cumin seeds instead of powdered cumin, you can grind them first and then roast them.
- Wash the onion, cucumber, and chilies. Now, slice up the onion into fine slices.
- Chop the cucumber into 1-inch cubes and slice the chilies as well. If the chilies are too strong, you can use only one.
- Hand-pick the coriander leaves and give them a thorough wash. Roughly chop them and set aside.
- Take some fresh but refrigerated yogurt or curd and beat them using a fork or beater. The texture will become smooth in a minute.
- Now add all the cut veggies into the curd along with the coriander leaves. Slightly stir to mix them up and sprinkle roasted cumin powder over the top.
- The delicious raita or yogurt recipe is ready to accompany any mainstream lunch as a healthy nutrient-rich salad to make it lavish. Pair it up with biryani, curry or any spicy meat dish and enjoy a flavorful meal.