How to Make Cucumber Mint Raita at Home

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Shuvait Thusoo
Shuvait has lived in Pune alone for 4 years while studying engineering. This was the time period when he explored the South Indian Cuisines and experienced different spices and realised the beauty of food. So he started cooking and fell in love with the craft of it. We can say that Shuvait is a foodie who loves to share his food life experiences and resources with our readers.

Finally, I am going to write something about Indian cuisine. Indian cuisine is full of surprises; you never know what taste a recipe will deliver when you order any Indian dish. However, Indian food is full of ground herbs and has a spicy taste. Indian cuisine has made its presence worldwide because of some known health facts and the use of fresh and organic ingredients in their recipes.

As I am writing about Indian cuisine, you may have already guessed which cuisine is on my list today. So, let’s reveal the name of this dish that is just a side dish or you can call it an appetizer that just adds taste to your main course.

The recipe that we are about to make today has nothing to do with a word called effort. It’s an easy and most convenient dish that you can make any time of the day. This side dish is called Cucumber Mint Raita. This Indian raita is a blend of yogurt mixed with cucumber and some ground spices and herbs. It tastes cool and pleasant and has a touch of mint that makes it more soothing for your tastebuds.

Raita is an Indian word that means a mixture that contains yogurt or curd, usually mixed with cucumber but various other veggies that you like and even some fruits if you need it. This side dish is a must for every Indian cuisine and makes your every meal a better one. This raita is a savior when you have spicy food. Just have a spoon of raita and it’s all sorted.

So let’s begin the preparation of making this Cucumber mint raita at home and see how this delicious appetizer is made. Here you go. Know the recipe, make it yourself, and surprise everyone.

Ingredients for Cucumber Mint Raita

Ingredients Quantity
Cucumber (Peeled and Grated) 1 large 
Milk Yogurt 2 cups
Mint Leaves 10 large 
Ground Cumin ½ tsp. 
Cayenne A pinch
Paprika A pinch 
Salt and Pepper For seasoning

The list of ingredients that you will need to make this Indian styled raita at home is given and now it’s easy for you to gather them as these ingredients are available in the nearest supermarket or grocery store.

How Much Time Will it Take?

Preparation Time Cooking Time Total Time
10 minutes                       –10 minutes 

Well, this raita is not at all a difficult task to make. Just 10 minutes of work and you are all set to taste a unique and authentic Indian appetizer.

Now comes the important part of the recipe, after which you will be able to make this easy and delicious raita in just three steps at home.

Cucumber Mint Raita Recipe

cucumber mint raita recipe
  1. Squeeze the excess water out from the grated cucumber with the help of a spoon.
  2. In a small bowl, add yogurt and add all the remaining ingredients, mix it well.
  3. Add the grated cucumber to this yogurt mixture and garnish with fresh mint leaves. Keep it in the refrigerator and serve it chilled.

Here is your Cucumber Mint Raita ready. Try this recipe and make the best use of yogurt and cucumber that are already lying in your refrigerator.

Nutritional Breakdown of Cucumber Mint Raita

Calories 40
Protein 3.7 gm. 
Carbohydrates 5.9 gm. 
Fats 0.1 gm. 
Cholesterol 0 mg.

How to Make Cucumber Mint Raita at Home | Video

Here is a video for your reference. Watch it and know how to make the Cucumber Mint Raita perfectly.

Video by GeoBeats Science

After trying the recipe, do share your reviews in the comment section. And for those who are having a query related to the recipe, please ask your questions in the comment section. I will revert you with the best possible solution. Enjoy your meal.

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