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Cucumber Onion Raita

1 Jun

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Cucumber Onion Raita.

Whisk thick plain yogurt with spices. Slice the onion and julienne the fresh cucumber. Add it to yogurt along with fried spices and herbs. Serve cucumber onion raita with biryani or with pulao.
Makes: around 3 Servings of Cucumber Onion Raita.

Ingredients:

Seedless Cucumber 1/2 of Medium Size
Onion 1 Small
Plain Thick Yogurt 1 Cup
Green Chiles 1 – 2
Cumin Seeds 1/8 tsp
Cumin Powder a big Pinch
Cilantro few Sprigs
Oil 1 tsp

Method of preparation:

Peel and thinly slice the onion.
Remove ends, peel, wash and julienne the cucumber.
Wash and finely chop cilantro leaves.

Whisk yogurt in a mixing bowl with salt, cumin powder and keep aside.
Add sliced onion and cucumber to the mixing bowl.

Heat oil in a small pan, add cumin seeds.
Then add sliced green chiles.
Fry till cumin seeds change color, add chopped cilantro and remove from heat.
Cool this to room temperature and add to the mixing bowl.
Mix well and serve cucumber onion raita with biryani or with pulao.
Notes: Make sure to julienne the cucumber.

Suggestions: Adjust spice with green chiles. Adjust the consistency with yogurt.
Variations: You can also fry the onion along with green chiles before adding to the yogurt.
Other Names: Cucumber Onion Raita.