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Cucumber raita recipe With step by step photos – Cucumber raita Is yet another very simple and easy side dish to be made in the fasting season. Cucumber raita is simple, quick and a lovely dish to be had with samvat rice accompanied with vrat ki aloo chaat or jeera aloo or any other vrat recipe.

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As far the list of raitas are concerned, my favorite is Mango raitaBoondi raita and Pineapple raita. I do like cucumber raita too, especially for its cooling properties in the hot months. Another raita recipe that you can make with cucumber is this Kerala cucumber kichadi.

Now coming back to the Cucumber raita, all you need are some cucumbers, curd, and roasted cumin seed powder, chaat masala and rock salt or black salt. Thats it. Adding red chili powder is optional and only if you want some spice and heat in the raita.

The cucumber raita can be had as an accompaniment with some sabzi or rotis. Even great with dal-rice. You can also have the raita as a dip with fresh, roasted or baked veggies.

cucumber raita recipe

Again some folks squeeze out the water from the grated cucumber and then add it to the curd. I do not squeeze out the water and directly add the grated cucumber to the curd for nutritional reasons.

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cucumber raita recipe

cucumber raita

5 from 10 votes
Cucumber raita is a cooling raita made with grated cucumber and lightly spiced.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins

Cuisine Indian
Course: Side Dish

Servings 2 to 3


  • 1 medium sized cucumber, or 1 cup finely chopped cucumber
  • 1 cup Curd (dahi or yogurt)
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder/lal mirch powder (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon roasted cumin powder/bhuna jeera powder
  • ½ teaspoon chaat masala powder
  • salt as required, can use rock salt, black salt or regular salt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves or ½ tablespoon chopped mint leaves


  • Rinse the cucumber. Then peel the cucumber and finely chop it. You can also grate the cucumber.
  • In a bowl, beat the curd till smooth.
  • Add the grated cucumber to the curd.
  • Add all the dry spice powders, rock salt or black salt and coriander leaves.
  • Mix well and serve cucumber raita.
  • You could even garnish the cucumber raita with some coriander leaves or mint leaves.


  1. The cucumber raita recipe can be double or tripled.
  2. If you are making cucumber raita for fast/vrat then add rock salt/sendha namak.

Nutrition Info Approximate values

Nutrition Facts
cucumber raita
Amount Per Serving
Calories 90 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 1230mg53%
Potassium 298mg9%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 315IU6%
Vitamin C 2.7mg3%
Calcium 167mg17%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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How to make cucumber raita recipe

1. In a mixing bowl, whip the chilled curd till smooth.

curd for cucumber raita recipe

2. Then add the finely chopped cucumber. You can even grate the cucumber and then add.

cucumber for cucumber raita recipe

3. Add the spices – 1 tsp roasted cumin powder, ½ tsp chaat masala powder and ½ tsp red chili powder (optional). Also, add salt as per taste.

spices for cucumber raita recipe

4. Mix everything very well again.

making cucumber raita recipe

5. Lastly add 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves. You can also add ½ tbsp chopped mint leaves instead of coriander leaves.

coriander for cucumber raita recipe

6. Mix again.

cucumber raita recipe

7. Serve cucumber raita immediately garnished with a few coriander leaves or mint leaves.


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