Raita is a curd based condiment which is an important part of Indian cuisine. Some of the spicy Indian dishes would be incomplete without a serving of raita. For eg. One cannot imagine biryanis or parathas without raitas. Cucumber Mint Raita is a wonderful combination of cucumber, curds and mint leaves. It is extremely cooling by nature and is a perfect accompaniment to spicy dishes.
1 cup curds (dahi)
1 large cucumber, peeled and grated (kakdi / kheera)
1 tsp roasted cumin powder (jeera powder)
1/2 cup chopped mint leaves (pudina)
salt as per taste
- In a mixing bowl, add the curds and whisk till it becomes smooth.
- Add salt, roasted cumin powder and mix.
- Add grated cucumber, chopped mint leaves and mix.
- Refrigerate and serve chilled Cucumber mint raita with prawns pulao or masale bhaat.