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Pahadi Raita – Cucumber Yogurt Raita

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Pahadi Raita — a refreshing flavorful cucumber raita from the northern hills of India, this is no ordinary raita! With heaps of fresh mint, mustard oil, garlic, and green chilies, this is truly the ultimate accompaniment to jazz up any meal and even works great as a dip with papdi or chips!

I’ve added some extra grated beetroot, carrot, chopped onions, and tomatoes for some break in texture and it was so good!

WATCH HOW TO MAKE PAHADI CUCUMBER YOGURT RAITA:

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Begin by grinding mustard seeds, salt, and a touch of red chili using a mortar and pestle. This is the traditional way that it is made in places like Uttarakhand and it really helps to bring out the flavors so don’t skip this!

Now, we’ll add to our beautiful ground spices some fresh garlic, green chilies, coriander, and these vibrant mint leaves. Grind this into a coarse paste.

To this, we’ll add creamy, beaten yogurt. Then comes the crunch and freshness: grated cucumber, carrot, finely chopped onions, tomatoes, and grated beetroot.

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Don’t forget that dash of roasted cumin seeds for an extra layer of flavor. Mix it until well combined and garnish with veggies and boondi.

And for that final touch, finish this with a drizzle of rich, aromatic mustard oil on top. Your Pahadi Raita is ready to pair with any meal or even enjoy as a dip with some papdi or chips! Enjoy!

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5 from 2 votes
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Pahadi Raita - Cucumber Yogurt Raita
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
 

Pahadi Raita — a refreshing flavorful cucumber yogurt raita from the northern hills of India, this is no ordinary raita! With heaps of fresh mint, mustard oil, garlic, and green chilies, this is truly the ultimate accompaniment to jazz up any meal and even works great as a dip with papdi or chips!

Course: Chutneys & Dips, Sides
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: easy
Custom Category: Chutneys & Dips, Sides
Servings: 6
Calories: 67 kcal
Author: Nidhi Bothra
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp red chili powder
  • 4 cloves garlic , roughly sliced
  • 1 green chilies , roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup cilantro , chopped
  • 8 mint leaves
  • 2 cups beaten yogurt
  • ¼ cup cucumber , grated
  • 2 tbsp carrots , grated
  • 2 tbsp red onions , finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomatoes , finely chopped
  • 2 tsp beetroot , shredded
  • 1 tsp roasted cumin powder
Instructions
  1. In a mortar and pestle, coarsely grind mustard seeds, red chili powder, and salt. I used a Molcajete mortar and pestle (Amazon US, Amazon India) that is made from volcanic stone.

  2. Then add garlic, green chilies, cilantro, and mint leaves. Grind them into a coarse paste.  

  3. Add in beaten yogurt, cucumber, carrots, red onions, tomatoes, and roasted cumin powder. Mix it well.

  4. Garnish with shredded vegetables, boondi, and red chili powder. Drizzle some mustard oil on top and your Pahadi Raita is ready! Enjoy it with your meal or as a dip with chips or crackers.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Pahadi Raita - Cucumber Yogurt Raita
Amount Per Serving
Calories 67 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 266mg12%
Potassium 206mg6%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 1117IU22%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 116mg12%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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2 Comments

  1. Anonymous says

    5 stars
    I usually prepare Raita the way u shared it the only difference is i skip ur first step in the instructions given…will try this time when i prepare…..looks yummy….πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜‹

    • Nidhi Bothra says

      Thanks. It will make all the difference. You will definitely love it!! πŸ’•

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