Cucumber Raita is a popular dish in Indian cuisine, known for its cooling effect and nutritional value. It's essentially a blend of grated cucumber and fresh yogurt, seasoned with spices like cumin and garnished with herbs like coriander. It is a preferred accompaniment with biryani, pulao or any spicy Indian meal. The cucumber and yogurt make it a very refreshing and healthy addition to any meal, being a probiotic and a great source of hydration.
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Add cucumber, cumin powder, black pepper, and salt to the yogurt in a large bowl.
Mix it well till all the ingredients are properly blended.
Chill the raita in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before serving to enhance the flavors.
Garnish it with the finely chopped coriander just before serving.