Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Spicy Cucumber Raita


Ingredients :

Cucumbers - 2 (big)
Green chillies - 2
Grated Coconut - a spoon
Minced cilantro - 2,3 spoons
Salt to taste
Yogurt - 1 cup

Method :

Grate 1.5 cucumbers. Chop the remaining 1/2 cucumber and grind it with green chillies, minced cilantro and coconut. Add it to the grated cucumber. Add salt and beaten yogurt and mix well. Serve chilled.

This is spicy and yum! I usually have it with Pulao or Tomato Rice or Tomato Poha, but it is good to be mixed with curd rice too.

Sending this to Neha's AFAM-Cucumber.

57 comments:

Pooja said...

Goes great with any rice...Nice post vibaas..

Indhu said...

nice raitha.. i love the idea of mixing it with curd rice :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I usually make a simple one mixed with carrots,this one sounds good,next time i have to try it out!

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy recipe

Priya said...

Spicy cucumber raita looks gorgeous..

EC said...

Lovely colour of the raita

Keerthana said...

never heard of coconut in raita. am sure it tastes delicious! would love to try it

jeyashrisuresh said...

wow everyday one new post vidya.cucumber raita is one of my fav.like ur spicy version.will try next time when i make pulao

Madhumathi said...

Love cucumber raita..I love the addition of chillies n coconut.

Ann said...

Vibs,cucumber and raita...too yummy to imagine...Would love to taste some..

Asha said...

I love this dish, we call it Menasale, so yummy with hot rice! :)

Vishali said...

wow....spicy cucubmer raita....thats nice ! loce cucumbers :D....

Varunavi said...

Lovely colour.Never knew that coconut can be added to raita.Looks great

Shree said...

We call this tambli and it is served with rice before rasam. Good one Vibaas

Gita's Kitchen said...

THe raita looks so yummy dear! Adding grated coconut to raita is new to me but it does sounds and looks good. I have to try out your recipe soon :)

Deepa Hari said...

Nice raitha...great to go with any variety rice.

ARUNA said...

wow this is a different kind of raita.....i think it wud be perfect with any mixed rice!

Priya Sriram said...

Thats spicily delicious!! :) :)
A little diff from mine, I dont grind, so would love to try with pulao!

Akal's Saappadu said...

nice color for this delicious raita! I've never tried adding coconut to raitas. will try that once!

Cham said...

Good with mixed rice!

Lavanya said...

nice color vibaas..looks good..i bet this tates heavenly!!

Happy cook said...

Wow with teh chilles this raita must have been really yumm.

AnuSriram said...

spicy cucumber raita looks delicious! very innovative...

Anonymous said...

Nice raita. Love the colour.

Madhu said...

Love the spicy version of raitha, colour looks good.

Varsha Vipins said...

Spicy is cool n love it more than the usual ones..good one vidya..:)

Ashwini said...

Love this raita..Great with rice..Yumm

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

this will be great with plain jeera rice or peas pulav.

Vrinda said...

I also prepare similar dish called Cucumber pachadi ,but v do some seasonings with mustards,red chilly,coconut and curry leaves...and my fav with rice...

Vandana Rajesh said...

I like it with jeera rice. Cucumber gives such a refreshing cool feel from the hot summers.

Ammu said...

My version will be very plain. Perfect for this summer.

n33ma said...

This is different and nice raita.love the color!

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raaji said...

nice raitha....love to have this with sth spicy...

Vanamala said...

nice one..i make little different

Gayathri said...

grounded cucumber, sounds very different to me.. definetly tasty entry

Adlak's tiny world said...

ha ha ha this is wat i was thinking to post today but after seeing yrs i have postponed it and changed my dish.

looks good. greeny cool raitha in spicy version.

Vibaas said...

thx y'all. Hema, want to see your version too. :)

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. nice raitha.. looks perfect .. nice click..

Simran said...

Looks just perfect for the Mumbai summer

A_and_N said...

Perfect entry....and yes, this is a must have with pulav :)

Divya Vikram said...

Lovely recipe for the summer.

Ramya Bala said...

super cooling recipe vidya..

aquadaze said...

sounds so refreshing!

Prathibha said...

nice raita..loved the idea of blending cucumber to get thicker consistency..

Chitra said...

this sounds good and will sure give a try:)

Yasmeen said...

cooling raita,cucumber are so good to beat the summer heat.Is it warm yet in your place?:)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow looks cool and yum.

Premyscakes said...

lovely green. perfect.

Andhra Flavors said...

wow wonderful raita for summer.
I would like to try this.

veggie belly said...

i can eat only cucumber raita for a meal! love this recipe! have you ever tried this with greek yogurt? i havent, but im curious..

VIDYA VENKY said...

i love cucumber raitha..lovely

Vibaas said...

thx all for your wonderful comments.

VB,i haven't tried with greek yogurt, but that sounds yum! Gr8 idea! :)

Janani said...

Thanks Athai.

sharada said...

The cucumber raita looks cool...i too make pretty much the same way.
Never thought of mixing with rice.

Varunavi said...

Happy tamil new year

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