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Kheera (Cucumber) Raita Recipe: Indian Yoghurt Dip

Kheera raita

Kheera raita

Kheira Raita Recipe

Raita is a type of dip prepared with yoghurt. There are various types of raitas prepared in Indian cuisine, and kheer raita is a simple one that can be prepared in minutes.

Kheera raita is a cucumber dip prepared with yoghurt and grated cucumber that has been laced with a few spices.

A perfect side dish to a meal, cucumber raita also pairs well with any pulao (rice dish). Try it and share your experience.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

10 min

7 min

17 min

3-4 servings


  • 500 grams dahi (yoghurt)
  • 1 medium kheera (cucumber), grated
  • 1 tsp roasted jeera (cumin seed powder)
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp kala namak (black salt)
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp sendha namak (rock salt)
  • Roasted jeera powder as needed, for garnish
  • Red chilli powder as needed, for garnish


  1. Whisk the yogurt with a hand whisk to make it smooth. If you use a hand blender, blend it at low speed.
  2. Add the grated cucumber, black salt, black pepper powder and roasted cumin seed powder. Mix well.
  3. Taste for salt and add more if needed. (Both black salt and rock salt are healthier than table salt, which is why I prefer to use them. You can use black salt only or use half black salt and half rock salt.)
  4. Garnish the cucumber raita with some red chilli powder and roasted cumin seed powder.
  5. Serve chilled, with rice or as a side dish to pulao or meal.

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