Sunday, November 13, 2011

Cucumber Raita: (cucumber yogurt dip)

Tender cucumber : 1 in number
Curd – 1 ½ cup
Coriander leaves- ¼ cup finely chopped
Green chilli – finely chopped (optional)
Salt to taste
Sugar- 1 pinch

Wash the cucumber and peel its skin. Grate it with the help of a grater on the side with large holes. Add curd, chopped coriander leaves, green chilli, salt and sugar. Mix it well with a spoon. Serve it with hot parathas , pulav or tomato rice

Raita is a very healthy recipe. The curd helps to replenish friendly bacteria of intestine. The water content of cucumber increases the moistness of body tissues. As this does not contain oil, obese persons who are on a weight loss program can liberally use it. It keeps the body cool in summer. People who suffer from acidity can prepare this recipe without green chilly.

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