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Raita is a condiment from the Indian subcontinent, made with dahi (plain yogurt) together with raw or cooked vegetables, and fruits. There are many types of yogurts in a Raita such as boondi raita, pineapple raita, cucumber raita, etc. It is a common part of the Indian cuisine and is often served as a side dish to complement spicy foods. It's cool and creamy texture helps to offset the spices and heat of the dishes it's served with.

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plain yogurt

2 cups

cucumber, chopped


cumin powder

1/2 teaspoon

black salt

1/2 teaspoon

red chili powder

1/4 teaspoon

green chilies, chopped


Fresh coriander leaves, chopped

Salt to taste



Step 1:

In a bowl, combine the plain yogurt, cumin powder, black salt, red chili powder, and salt. Whisk it well to ensure there are no lumps.

Step 2:

Add the chopped cucumber and green chilies to the yogurt mixture and stir well.

Step 3:

Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

Step 4:

Chill in the refrigerator for about an hour before serving to allow the flavors to meld together.

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