Cucumber Raita, Super Simple, Quick and Easy.

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

Another adapted recipe from one of my favourite cookbooks: Step-by-step cookery series " Salads and Summer dishes". I like this because there's no mint, no tomato like in many other raita recipes and the addition of chili powder gives it extra zing. Cooking time includes 30 minutes chilling time. ZWT REGION: India.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Drain the grated cucumber well so that you squeeze out as much moisture as possible.
  2. Add the yougurt, chili powder, ground cumin (or toasted cumin seeds) and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Chill 30 minutes in refrigerator and stir well before serving.
  4. Dust the single cucumber slice in paprika and garnish
  5. Goes well with poppadoms.
Most Helpful

Delicious raita recipe, will make this again for sure. Thank you for sharing.

Bigbunnies August 13, 2011

This has become my "go to" raita when I want to make Indian at home - I nuke some frozen malai kofta, spoon out some mango chutney, whip up this raita and throw a paratha in the skillet... And I have a delicious Indian dinner in about 10 minutes - less time than it would take me to go get take out. Can't beat that!

SuzeeQ April 09, 2011

Yummy! I enjoyed the chili powder and cumin in the dish! Thanks! Made for the Incredible India game.

Sharon123 March 15, 2009