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Monday, May 13, 2013

Cucumber Raita (Version 2)


Raitas are side dishes usually prepared to accompany spicy dishes since yogurt acts as a coolant. There are of course spicy raitas too like this one for example, that can form a quick meal when served with rotis / rice. I some times keep it pretty basic to eat it as a snack and go with (naturally) sweet, fresh yogurt as this cucumber raita. I added some crushed fennel and cumin seeds for the flavor and trust me, this is simple yet yummy. This can be served along with rotis as well.

Ingredients: (2 servings)
1.5 cup yogurt
1/4 cup grated cucumber
1 tsp roughly crushed fennel seeds / saunf (save some to garnish)
Cumin powder to taste
Salt to taste
Minced cilantro to garnish

Method:
Whisk the yogurt lightly with a fork. Add salt, cumin powder and fennel seeds. Mix well. Gently stir in the grated cucumber. Garnish with cilantro and crushed fennel seeds before serving. 

I decided on this dish as soon as I saw the announcement of this minth's Magic Mingle. It goes to MM#17 - Yogurt & Fennel Seeds.

 
Comments

10 comments:

Veena Theagarajan said...

perfect cooling...Summer treat!

Premas Culinary said...

delicious raita,loved it...

Hari Chandana said...

Perfect for this hot summer.. Yummy !

Preety said...

love the addition of fennel seeds..

Corporate to Kitchen said...

This is such a cooling & frefreshing sald. Its my all time fav

sweet spicy tasty said...

simple and refreshing for scorching summer

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Very nice ... looks tasty

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

Definitely a flavorful raitha.

Nisha Sundar said...

An interesting addition to the usual raita. Nice.

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

so perfect for summer cooling... love cucumber and curd!!and their combination is out of the world!!Sowmya
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