By Sue Lau on November 24, 2002
Photo by Enjolinfam
Photo by Enjolinfam
"This is a very cooling sauce to go with spicy curries and other hot and piquant dishes. Try spooning it over your rice or dipping pieces of chapatis into it. Very good!"
Serving Size: 1 (655 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"We had this as an accompaniment to a Chicken curry and it was great. Cooled our mouths off wonderfully. I do like a bit of cumin in my raita so I added a tsp. wonderful recipe!"
"I made this last night. I have zero experience with raita. I used one jalapeno. Our grocery store doesn't carry a wide selection of peppers. I was worried that my 9 year old would not be able to handle the one chili but he loved this stuff. In fact, he wanted to take the leftovers for lunch. I used Greek low-fat yogurt- something that I haven't used before. I think that I may have to make a double batch this weekend."
"Auntie Sue, I have been thinking of you since y'day and I was desperate to try out one of your recipes! I made this to serve alongside Spicy Indian Dahl(recipe no. 63075) and it went very well. I had it with this dahl and bread and later with dal and rice. It was really good. I did add a dash of red chilli powder(ground) and a dash of black pepper powder, as well as 1 tsp. of cumin(freshly powdered). I used 1/2 tsp. salt and 2 green chillies. To be honest, I omitted steps 1 and 2. I had to prepare this on the spur of the moment and I just had to fix this quickly. So, I started off directly with step 3. I'll be making this again sometime soon this summer. Thanks again, Auntie Sue, for a good and very easy to fix recipe!"
"YUM. I was looking for a raita that had cilantro and not mint as an ingredient. Perfect to cool down any hot & spicy curry dish! I used 2% Greek yogurt, minced serrano chili pepper. I served with Goan Beef Curry with Vinegar: Beef Vindaloo, by Aasrti Sequeria. Thanks Sue Lau! Just perfect!"
"A nice cool accompaniment to an Indian meal"
"Very nice raita to serve with a curry dish."
"I love this recipe -- so cooling and refreshing -- it has everything a good recipe should have -- great texture, fabulous aroma, and terrific taste. Followed the recipe as posted and was delighted with the outcome. Thanks for sharing."
"Thank yo so mch for this delicios recipe . Yesterday i had arrange a dinner party at my home and i made this every body liked it so much it goes well with peas plao again thank yo so mch"
"Delicious Raita! I loved this cucumber raita and see why it has so many rave reviews. Even my kids liked it and they usually don't like the yogurt Indian dishes. Thanks so much Sue! Made for ZWT 4."
"Lovely dish! I had this with aloo gobi. It is definitely a good way to cool down your mouth in a hurry. The only thing I'll do different next time is finely dice the cucumber, as opposed to thin slices. I also may increase the cucumber-to-yogurt ratio. This would be great on naan."
"Yum, yum, yum. I could eat this all by itself! Thanks for a great recipe. I think I may have increased the amount of chiles by one, but I'm addicted to spice. Thanks so much!"
"Absolutely delicious! I diced the cucumbers and omitted the chilies but kept everything else the same. I left it in the fridge overnight for the flavors to mingle. Served them next day with my butter chicken. Loved it!!"
"Oh my goodness, what a delightful surprise from so few ingredients! I almost heeded the words of a few others and added cumin, but it truly didn't need a single thing other than to use Fage full-fat yogurt which I get at Trader Joe's. I did drain the cucumbers and, considering the rich thickness of Fage yogurt, this stuff would stick on an upright spoon for a week or two, I'm sure. :P I served this with Recipe #97573, Recipe #84324, dal, basmati and pita naans. Super tasty, not to mention insanely easy, and going straight into my "Encore!" cookbook. Thanks for posting, Sue!"
"Delicious, refreshing and a lifesaver last night when I needed raita to accompany a curry and couldn't get any from the supermarket! Definitely 5 stars - thank you Sue."
"delicious and refreshing."
"We make this a lot. Add black salt instead of salt (or half salt and half black salt) for a different tang. Also add mint leaves with the cilantro and tomatoes too for a change and ofcourse the cumin powder. We even add raw mango in summer to this staple at our table during our hot summer months. "
"Cucumber Raita is fabulous, but I have a confession. Sometimes I don't eat this as an accompaniment, but as an entire summer meal in and of itself. And I grate the cucumber rather than chop it. I probably also use at leats twice as much cilantro, but then again, I'm a cilantro freak."