Cucumber Raita Recipe | How to Make Cucumber Raita (Step-by-step Recipe + Video)

by Rachna

Indian raitas are very cooling and made with yogurt/curd to which vegetables and other accompaniments are added along with spices. They are a regular fixture in most Indian homes. They make for excellent sides with dishes like parathas and pulaos or biryanis. They are also a wonderful part of normal Indian thali or meal. This healthy cucumber raita is super cooling, simple and delicious and is ready in 5 minutes.

cucumber raita recipe

Growing up, cucumber raita was my favourite of all the Indian raita recipes, even more than boondi raita. I guess it was because I loved its fresh flavours. In cucumber raita spices used are few and mild and give it a subtle flavour.

Here is the super simple recipe of cucumber raita. If you’ve never had it, I do suggest that you make it and relish with your family.

Ingredients:

1 cup thick yogurt or curd

½ cup water (optional)

½ tsp. pink or black salt

1 tsp. roasted cumin powder

Salt to taste

For garnish

1 tbsp chopped cilantro and mint leaves

Recipe:

Take 1 cup yoghurt or curd in a bowl and whisk it till creamy.

cucumber raita recipe

Add grated cucumber, black salt and roasted cumin powder to it.

cucumber raita recipe

Mix well.

Garnish with chopped cilantro and mint leaves and serve chilled.

cucumber raita recipe

Pro Tips:

  1. Use chilled yogurt for a better tasting raita
  2. You can use chopped green chilli or cayenne for a spicier version.
  3. Add some water to the raita in case you like your raita runnier
  4. If you plan to serve it later then do not add both the salts to the raita. Add it just before serving. This is because raita will become runny otherwise.
  5. Make it and refrigerate in advance.

Cucumber Raita Recipe | Cucumber Yogurt Salad

Rachna Parmar
This is a delicious and super easy 5-minute cucumber raita recipe. This raita is refreshing, fresh and super healthy. Do try it with your meal.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Accompaniment, Yoghurt
Cuisine Indian, North Indian | Uttar Pradesh | Punjabi
Servings 3 people
Calories 56 kcal
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Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup thick yogurt or Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup water optional
  • ½ tsp. pink or black salt
  • 1 tsp. roasted cumin powder
  • Salt to taste

For garnish

  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro and mint leaves

Instructions
 

  • Take 1 cup yogurt or curd in a bowl and whisk it till creamy.
  • Add grated cucumber, black salt and roasted cumin powder to it.
  • Mix well.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro and mint leaves and serve chilled.

Notes

1. Use chilled yogurt for a better tasting raita
2. You can use chopped green chilli or cayenne for a spicier version.
3. Add some water to the raita in case you like your raita runnier
4. If you plan to serve it later then do not add both the salts to the raita. Add it just before serving. This is because raita will become runny otherwise.
5. Make it and refrigerate in advance.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Cucumber Raita Recipe | Cucumber Yogurt Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 56 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 42mg2%
Potassium 156mg4%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 102IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 114mg11%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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