Most people enjoy raita a lot along with their meal. So I am not an exception. I also enjoy raita when I am having my lunch. Cucumber mint raita is one of my favorites. Having roti and a paneer dish (or any other available favorite dish) along with this cucumber & pudina raita is very much enjoyable.
Though I prefer to have this cucumber and mint leaves raita at home only but I tried cucumber mint raita several times outside home. But nothing can beat fresh curd and homegrown mint leaves made raita. Nothing can be comparable with this. Particularly when you have mint plants in your garden then you can get plenty of fresh mint leaves anytime. That is why I also make various mint based dishes like pudina chutney, pudina raita and this cucumber mint raita.
I also tried to grow cucumber in a container but I failed to get cucumbers from those plants. But next I will try again and I am sure I will get some juicy cucumber from those plants.
When I was in Delhi then I used to visit restaurants very frequently but nowadays I visit restaurants or food stalls less frequently. Rather I am having more and more homemade food & drink. Recently I am only visiting a few selective restaurants that near my location or some restaurants which are located near my friends’ residences. So I am missing my good old days when every weekend I used to try a new restaurant.
okay, if you are curious to know about this cucumber mint raita then I will say this is super tasty and very easy to make at home that too with very few ingredients only.
Cucumber mint raita recipe
- 1 cup yogurt/curd/dahi
- A handful of mint leaves (pudina patta)
- ½ cup cucumber, finely chopped
- 1 green chilli
- ½ teaspoon black pepper powder
- 1.5 teaspoons roasted cumin powder
- Black salt as needed
- Take all ingredients (except cucumber) in a blender, whisk all
- Take it in a bowl, add cucumber pieces, combine all
- Rest in a refrigerator for half an hour, serve