Cucumber And Raisin Raita Recipe - A raita preparation of cucumber and raisin served chilled.

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Main Ingredients : Cucumbers, Raisins

Cuisine : Punjabi

Course : Raita

Cucumber And Raisin Raita

Punjabi food is wholesome and full of rustic flavour. The custom of cooking in community ovens or tandoors prevails in rural pockets even today. The cuisine is characterised by a profusion of dairy products in the form of malai, paneer and dahi. The dals are a speciality of this type of cuisine, made of whole pulses like black gram, green gram and Bengal gram.  They are cooked on slow fire, often simmered for hours till they turn creamy and then flavoured with spices and rounded off with malai for that rich finish. The food is simply delicious.
The most unique thing about cooking in a tandoor is the smoky flavour that the food gets making it tastier. Moreover it is a healthy way of cooking since minimum fat is required and the food generally gets cooked in its own juices thus retaining its natural flavours. Besides it is not only easy to digest, it is also very hygienic.  In conclusion one can safely say that it is through tandoori cooking that Indian cuisine first got globally acknowledged.

Cucumber And Raisin Raita Recipe - how to make Cucumber And Raisin Raita


Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 0-5 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy


  • Cucumbers chopped4 medium

  • Raisins chopped3 tablespoons

  • Yogurt 1 1/2 cups

  • Cumin seeds 1 tablespoon

  • Green chilli chopped 1

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Honey 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Whisk yogurt well and place in the refrigerator to chill. Dry roast cumin seeds and pound to a coarse powder. Combine cucumber, raisins, yogurt, cumin powder, green chilli, coriander leaves, honey and salt and mix well.

Step 2

Transfer into a serving bowl and serve chilled.