Cucumber Raita

Kakri Nu Raitu

Preparation info

  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in

My Bombay Kitchen

By Niloufer Ichaporia King

Published 2007

  • About

Cucumber raita needs no introduction. Is there anyone who doesn’t love it?


  • 1 large cucumber (about 1 pound)
  • Salt
  • 2 cups plain yo


  • Peel and seed the cucumber. Grate or slice it and sprinkle it with salt. Let it sit for half an hour before tipping it into a colander or strainer and pressing all the water out. Taste a piece of cucumber. If it’s unbearably salty, give the cucumber a quick rinse and press out all the water again. Stir the cucumber into the yogurt. Now is the time to add onion and chiles, if