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cucumber raita garnished with peanuts
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Cucumber Peanut Raita

A chilling and refreshing raita / Yogurt dip made with cucumber with a little bit of peanut to give it a texture.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 Servings

Ingredients

  • Cucumber – 1
  • Peanuts roasted – 3 tbsp
  • Green chilies – 2
  • Cilantro /Kothamalli – a handful
  • Salt – as needed
  • Oil – ½ tsp
  • Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
  • Yogurt/thick curd – 1 ½ cups

Instructions

  • Peel and grate the cucumber in a bowl and keep aside.
  • Grind together the roasted peanuts, green chilies and cilantro into a smooth paste. If needed add a little water when grinding. If you do not have roasted peanuts, roast it in a pan until slightly brown, cool it down and then grind it with other ingredients. I used the roasted salted peanuts, so I skipped the roasting part.
  • Add the ground paste to the grated cucumbers along with required salt and mix it well. If using salted peanuts, keep that in mind when adding the salt.
  • Now add the thick curd to the cucumber mixture and mix it well.
  • Heat a tiny pan with oil and add the cumin seed s to it. Let it sputter and then add this to the raita. Serve with Biriyani, pulao or roti’s.