Cucumber Raita

Every Pulav or Biriyani is accompanied by a Raita which has the property of being a coolant. Here is a recipe for a cool Cucumber Raita which is a great accompaniment to the Vegetable Pulav which I shared in my earlier post.

Cucumber Raita

Cucumber Raita

 

To make the Raita you’ll need,

1 cup curd
1 medium sized cucumber, peeled and roughly chopped after removing seeds. You can grate it too.
1/8 tsp. mustard seeds, crushed
2 cloves of garlic, crushed
¼ cup coconut
2 green chillies

For the seasoning, you’ll need
1 ½ tsp. oil
1/8 tsp. mustard seeds
1 red chilli
1 sprig curry leaves

Salt to taste

To make the Raita,grind coconut, green chillies, garlic and mustard to a fine paste. To this, add the cucumber and grind coarsely. Beat the curd and add salt to it. Add the ground mixture to the beaten curd. Heat oil. Add mustard seeds, red chilli and curry leaves and let the mustard splutter. Pour this over the curd mixture and mix well. Serve with pulav.

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