Cucumber and Mint raita is also known as Yogurt Kheera ka raita. Cucumber is a very tasty Indian vegetable which is often served as salads and raitas. Cucumber is very helpful to relieve hot weather condition and its combination with yogurt and mint makes it one of the most common recipe to fight heat in summer.
Ingredients for Cucumber and Mint raita (Kheera ka Raita):
1 cup yogurt (dahi)
1 cucumber (Kheera)
2 table-spoon mint leaves, finely chopped (Pudina)
1/2 t-spoon roasted ground cumin (Jeera)
1/2 t-spoon salt
1 green chilly, finely chopped
1/2 t-spoon kala namak (if not available, then take salt instead)
1/4 t-spoon black pepper (Kali mirch)
1/4 t-spoon red chillies powder (lal mirch)
1/4 t-spoon chat masala (Optional)
10-15 fresh coriander leaves
1/2 cup water
How to make Cucumber and Mint raita (Kheera ka Raita):
- Peel the cucumber and chop it into small pieces (cubes).
- Take a medium sized bowl and add yogurt to it. Mash it with a blender or madani until it gets smooth. Add water and remaining ingredients except cucumber and again mix them well.
- Now add cucumber to it and mix it again. Refrigerate Cucumber and Mint Raita for 1/2 hour
- Before serving, garnish Cucumber and Mint Raita with finely chopped coriander leaves and serve chilled.