Dill Cucumber Raita

16 May

cucumber_dill_raita
Dill Cucumber Raita.

Dill leaves are roughly chopped and added to the hot oil with spices. Yogurt is whisked and chopped cucumber is added along with dill leaves and spices. Serve dill cucumber raita with roti etc…
Makes: around 4 Servings of Dill Cucumber Raita.

Ingredients:

Plain Yogurt 1 1/2 Cups
Cucumber 1/2 of Medium Size
Dill Leaves a Handful
Green Chiles 1
Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
Mustard Seeds 1/8 tsp
Salt to Taste
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Wash dill leaves, discard hard stems and roughly chop dill leaves.
Slightly peel, remove ends, wash and chop the cucumber into small pieces.
Whisk yogurt with salt and keep aside.
Remove stems, wash and slice the green chiles.

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
When mustard seeds start spluttering, add green chiles and remove from heat.
Add dill leaves to the same pan and let it cool to room temperature.
Add the dill leaves to the yogurt and mix well.
Serve dill cucumber raita with roti etc…
Notes: Make sure to adjust the consistency of the raita with water.

Suggestions: Adjust green chiles according to taste.
Variations: Dill leaves can be added to the yogurt directly without adding to the spices.
Other Names: Dill Cucumber Raita.

7 Responses to “Dill Cucumber Raita”

  1. Hari Chandana May 16, 2011 at 6:45 pm #

    Refreshing and healthy raitha.. perfect for this season !!

  2. NK May 17, 2011 at 5:55 am #

    This is a super raita. Tried today for lunch. Everybody liked it. Its going to be on my list of favourite recipes.

  3. vijaya murthi May 17, 2011 at 9:41 pm #

    Please let me know what is dill leaves ? The Indian name ?
    Thanks.

  4. jayalatha May 26, 2011 at 6:06 am #

    Please let me know what is dill leaves?

  5. mona arora August 9, 2011 at 11:47 pm #

    wht is dill leaves
    if they were not aveleble in market

  6. sarika November 9, 2011 at 1:56 am #

    what is dill leaves?
    if there is not available in market?
    What is the alternate thing which we can use insted of dill leaves

  7. Raji November 9, 2011 at 11:07 am #

    dill leaves check out this link
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dill

    you can use your choice of herbs in its place. cilantro, basil, mint etc…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: