How to make Kakdi Nu Raitu - Grated cucumbers mixed with spiced yogurt and served chilled as an accompaniment.

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Main Ingredients : Cucumber (खीरा), Yogurt (दही)

Cuisine : Gujarati

Course : Raitas

Kakdi Nu Raitu Recipe Card

Kakdi Nu Raitu

Gujarat has long stretches of unspoilt coastline and an endless supply of fish and shell fish. But strict Jainism in the past and orthodox Hinduism today has encouraged widespread vegetarianism.  The Gujarati cuisine is not heavily spiced but slightly sweeter than the cuisines of the neighbouring states.
Gujarati food is distinctively vegetarian with about 65% of its population shunning the meat.  The remaining 35% of the state’s population consists of Bohra Muslims and Parsis. Bohra Muslims are the followers of Abdullah who were Hindus who adopted Muslim religion.  The Parsi cuisine on the other hand is a blend of western influences.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 0-5 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Kakdi Nu Raitu Recipe

  • Cucumber 2 medium

  • Yogurt 200 grams

  • Fresh coriander leaves,chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Cumin powder,roasted 1 tablespoon

  • Green chillies,chopped 2

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Peel and grate the cucumbers. Put in a muslin cloth and squeeze to extract extra moisture. Mix together yogurt, chopped coriander leaves, chopped green chillies, cumin powder and salt.Add the grated cucumbers just before serving.

Step 2

Serve chilled.