Saturday, July 16, 2016

Cucumber Raita | Vellarikka Thayir pachadi

Cucumber raita is the simple raita,that goes well with any type of pulao or veg biryani or as a condiment for chapathi with kuruma . As my DH is not fond of any type of raita, so usually i make my favorite onion raita for any types of pulao. But after tasting this cucumber raita in restaurants(they usually serve along with chapathi and kuruma), i have quite fond of  this raita and usually make this make while preparing chapathi. But i was hesitant to pair with rice,for a change, today i served this along with veg biryani and it really a super combo. So let's see the procedure now.  

Cucumber Raita

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 5 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Condiment | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Cucumber - 1/2 of one large cucumber
Green Chili - 1
Curd - 1/2 cup
Salt - to taste
Cumin Powder - a generous pinch(optional)
Coriander leaves - for garnishing
Peel the cucumber and cut into small pieces. Similarly chop the chilies.

Beat the curd unitl it's creamy with spoon, add the chopped cucumber,chilies and required salt.

If you wish, add generous pinch cumin powder for extra flavor.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve it with your favorite biryani or pulao.


  • Instead of green chilies, you can add red chili powder as per your required spiciness.
  • You can reduce the amount of cucumber and add chopped onions.
  • Adjust the amount of curd as per your liking.

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