Summer is here and with it we feel the need for some cool, refreshing accompaniment to our meals. Cucumber or kheera comes in abundance in summers. Cool cucumber along with cool yogurt makes for a winning combination. Here is my recipe (actually my mom's) recipe of cucumber raita to beat the heat.
Recipe of cucumber raita or kheere ka raita
1 cucumber (kheera) - grated
2 cup curds (yogurt) - well beaten
Salt to taste
A pinch of black salt (kaala namak)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds- dry roasted and coarsely ground
1/4 tsp red chilli powder
1/4 tsp black pepper powder
1. Add all the above ingredients to whisked yogurt. Also add the juice you get while grating cucumber. Mix well.
2. Refrigerate and serve cucumber raita chilled.