Cucumber Raita (Kheere Ka Raita)

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Cucumber Raita (Kheere Ka Raita) is a creamy Indian side dish made with grated cucumbers, yogurt, and spices. Follow my easy recipe to make it.

Looking for more raita recipes that can be served with your everyday meals? Try Aloo Raita, Kaddu Ka Raita, Burani Raita, Carrot Raita, and Mango Raita.

Cucumber raita served in a bowl.
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My cook made a mix-veg pulao for today’s lunch, but I forgot to ask her to make a raita to go along with the pulao. So, to kill two birds with one arrow, I shot a video of cucumber raita recipe. That’s what I like about my job. I get to make my cake and eat it too :). I am off to enjoy my meal of pulao and raita, but you take a look at this simple recipe and try it!

About Cucumber Raita

Cucumber Raita (Kheere Ka Raita) is an Indian accompaniment made using plain yogurt, cucumbers, and a few spices. This recipe is very easy to make and comes together in under 10 minutes. Serve it with any Indian-style meal. It will not only enhance the taste but also cool you down.

Ingredients

Plain Yogurt (Dahi, Curd) – You can use fresh homemade or store-bought yogurt.

Milk – Add a little milk to thin the raita. You can also replace milk with water.

Cucumber is the star ingredient of this recipe. You can use any variety: Indian, Persian, or English.

Mint and Cilantro (Coriander Leaves) give a refreshing taste.

Green Chilies – This is optional, but I love the hint of spiciness green chilies add to this raita.

Others – You will also need roasted cumin powder and black salt.

You can skip adding cumin powder and salt and add a teaspoon of raita masala powder instead.

How To Make Kheere Ka Raita

Whisk 1 cup of chilled plain yogurt in a bowl until smooth and creamy.

Yogurt whisked in a bowl.

Add the following ingredients to the bowl and mix well.

  • ½ cup chilled milk
  • ½ cup peeled and grated cucumber
  • 2 tablespoon chopped mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon chopped green chilies
  • 1 teaspoon black salt
  • ½ teaspoon roasted cumin powder
Remaining ingredients added to the bowl.

Serve immediately or refrigerate for 1-2 hours before serving.

Ready cucumber raita.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to make it vegan?

Use vegan yogurt and vegan milk in place of dairy yogurt and milk.

What else can be added to this raita?

You can add grated carrots, chopped onions, tomatoes, pomegranate kernels etc to this recipe.

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Cucumber Raita (Kheere Ka Raita) is a creamy Indian side dish made with grated cucumbers, yogurt, and spices. Follow my easy recipe to make it.
5 from 3 votes

Cucumber Raita Recipe (Kheere Ka Raita)

Cucumber Raita (Kheere Ka Raita) is a creamy Indian side dish made with grated cucumbers, yogurt, and spices. Follow my easy recipe to make it.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 2 minutes
Total: 7 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup chilled plain yogurt (dahi, curd)
  • ½ cup chilled milk
  • ½ cup peeled and grated cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons chopped mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro (fresh coriander leaves)
  • 1 teaspoon chopped green chilies
  • ½ teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon black salt
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Instructions 

  • Whisk yogurt in a bowl until smooth and creamy.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl and mix well.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate for 1-2 hours before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 59kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 12mg, Sodium: 630mg, Potassium: 168mg, Fiber: 0.2g, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 125IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 117mg, Iron: 0.2mg
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