This is a fun twist on cucumber raita. I added radish to it because it is so much fun. This is a quick recipe and a quick snack. Not to mention, healthy.
Cucumber raita that is very common at Indian restaurants and it is one of the easiest Indian appetizers.
Not to mention, it is one of the few appetizers that isn’t fried, boiled or super spicy. So, someone who is lazy like I am, tends to make this often.
Raita is a staple in my life. On any given day, you might catch me practically devouring it. I keep whisked yogurt in my fridge just for making cucumber raita.
I always experiment with all kinds of raita ingredients, because you can’t really go wrong with any vegetable. There are so many variations to raita that there is no longer an “authentic” version.
The secret to a good cucumber raita is the roasted cumin that is grounded into a fine powder. The roasted cumin powder gives the raita a very smokey with a slight spiciness. Here is a post on how to make roasted cumin powder.
This recipe comes together in less than minutes. Why eat boring old yogurt when you can add cucumber and radish to it?
I went down a rabbit hole of weird yogurt flavors. So far, I found Yogurt-flavored Pepsi!! That doesn’t even sound healthy, but, it does sounds like something I would eat.
A while back, I heard that Japan has a saki flavored yogurt. I have no way to prove if that is right, but that idea is making me drool. Do you think Japan has a wasabi flavored yogurt? I wouldn’t be surprised.
Related: Cucumber and onion salad.
I think I want a cardamon and pistachio flavored yogurt. If you could make your very own flavor of yogurt, what would you want it to be?
Cucumber Raita with Radish
- 2 cup yogurt
- 1/4 cup cucumber grated
- 1/4 cup radish grated
- 1 Thai chili De-seeded and the veins removed
- 2 tsp water
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp roasted cumin powder (or to taste)
- Squeeze all the water out of the cucumber
- Place it on a paper towel and dry of any excess water
- Do the same for the radish
- Set both the cucumber and radish aside
- In a mixing bowl, add the yogurt and water.
- Whisk it until mixed well
- Add Thai chili, water, sea salt and roasted cumin powder. Mix well
- Optional – Chill for 30 minutes before serving