Sunday, June 3, 2012

Cucumber Raitha / Vellarikai Thayir Pachadi / Cucumber Yogurt Dip

Raitha is a most commonly served condiment with spicy Indian food. All yogurt lovers love raita. It is a palate cleanser and aids in digestion. There are practically number of types of raita one could prepare, the most common being carrot raita, cucumber raita, onion raita and tomato raita. Raita is the best accompaniment for briyani and kebabs. This is not much of a recipe but there are certain tips to serve perfect raitha. I made a simple Cucumber Raitha to go with my Bisi Bele Bath (recipe coming soon). 
Serves - 3-4
Curd / Thick Greek Yogurt (plain) - 1 cup
Grated Cucumber - 1 cup
Salt / Chaat Masala* - to taste
Beat the yogurt with a spoon until it is creamy and smooth. Add the grated cucumber and mix well. Store in the fridge until the time of serving. When ready to serve mix in salt or chaat masala to taste and serve.
1. If using Chaat masala skip salt since it already has salt in it.
2. Chaat masala has a tang to it, so you can skip and add just salt if interested.
3. For any kind of raitas, it is important that salt is added just before serving, since it reacts with yogurt and dilutes it.
*Chaat masala can be found in Indian Grocery Stores.
I am linking this to the Serve It - Raw event happening at my space and Denny's.

I am also linking this to Srav's CC-Splash into Summer; Summer Cooler; Fun in the Sun; Jump & Jive @ IcyPritz.


  1. cucumber raita is my fav. This cool cucumber raita is perfect for summer

  2. Slurrp...yummy raita, looks so creamy!

  3. Hi Krithi ,

    Cucumber raitha looks coooooool:)

    Nice visual treat and tasty tooooo

  4. The perfect this to make in this weather.

  5. A tasty raita
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  6. Nice refreshing and cool raita !!

    Ongoing event CC:Splash Into Summer

  7. Wow looks so nice .

  8. My all time fav raita,lovely clicks.A must whenever i make briyanis.

  9. Raita looks really appetizing :) I always love the coolness of the cucumbers mixed with the yogurt! Great dish dear

  10. Adding chaat masala leaves a nice touch to the dip Krithi...great cooler for this summer

  11. thanks 4 linking this wonderful recipe with my events….


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