Kumaoni Raita

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Nov. 16, 2012

This cucumber raita is prepared in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand.


Cucumber 1 Medium
Mustard seeds 2 Teaspoon
Fenugreek seeds 1/4 Teaspoon (Optional)
Turmeric powder 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste
Green chilies 2 Medium , finely chopped
Coriander leaves 1/2 Bunch (50 gm) , finely chopped



1. Peel, wash and grate cucumber. Squeeze out excess water.

2. Roast fenugreek seeds. Then grind mustard seeds and roasted fenugreek seeds in a sil batta with a small quantity of water to make a paste.


3. Beat the curd to a smooth consistency.

4. Add paste of mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds, salt, turmeric and chopped green chilies. Mix well.

5. Then add grated cucumber and mix well. Allow to stand for some time so that the flavors blend.


6. Garnish with coriander and serve as side dish for any pahari meal.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Servings: 3

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 37Calories from Fat 10

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 1 g1.5%

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 139 mg5.79%

Total Carbohydrates 6 g2%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 1 g

Protein 2 g4%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet