Roasted peanut and cucumber – Raita


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Cucumber raita is a very popular accompaniment with pulao or biryani. The peanuts add a crunch to the soft cucumbers and gives great taste.

Serves: 2 – 3
Preparation time: 15 minutes

• Grated cucumber- 1cup
• Low fat Yogurt- 1 1 /2cup
• Roasted peanuts- 3tbsp
• Green chillies- 2num
• Coriander (Cilantro) -a handful
• Ginger- 1/2inch
• Mint – 8-10 leaves
• Cumin powder-1/2tsp
• Salt- as per taste
• Roasted pistachio-8-10 num (optional)

• Grind green chillies, coriander, mint and ginger to paste and set aside (add little water If required while grinding)
• Pound/ coarsely pulse the peanuts in the mixer
• Beat yogurt in a bowl add grated cucumber, grinded paste, crushed peanuts, cumin powder, salt and mix well.
• Top it with roasted crushed Pistachio/ coriander and serve with biryani, pulao or rotis

Serve with

• I used roasted peanuts so roasting is skipped. If you using unroasted then roast peanuts until slightly brown , let it cool down and then grind/ crush
• You can even finely chop chilli, coriander, mint and ginger
• Using pistachio is optional I just used it for garnishing


About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on June 1, 2014, in Dips, Indian and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

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