Cucumber raita is a very refreshing summer special delight. Cucumber raita for summer is a preparation of curd/ yoghurt with cucumber and spices. This goes well with pulao, Biryani, Khichdi, Dal Chawal etc.

There are different types of raita to balance the heat of spices in other food.


  • 2 cups beaten curds
  • 1 tsp. ginger powder
  • 3 tender cucumbers,
  • washed     1 tsp. roasted cumin powder
  • and finely grated    pinch asafoetid
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • ¼ tsp. mustard seeds
  • ¼ tsp. garam masala
  • few sprigs coriander
  • few mint leaves
  • chilli powder
  • salt

Mix all the ingredients except mustard, asafoetida and green leaves. Heat 1 tsp. oil and toss in asafoetida and mustard seeds. When the seeds stop spluttering mix with raita. Garnish with coriander and mint.