Kheere Ka Rai wala Raita (Pahadi Raita)

Kheere Ka Rai wala Raita (Pahadi Raita), How to make Cucumber mustard  Raita, Pahadi Raita, Raita Recipes

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Pahadi raita is a tasty raita and one of  the most popular dish in Uttarakhand.
Pahadi raita is the strong flavour of small mustard seeds with green chilli to increase the flavour of raita. 
Traditionally it is served with aloo ke gutke and puri but you It can serve with all types of Indian meal.

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Kheere Ka Rai wala Raita(Pahadi Raita)
Step by Step Directions:

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Washed, peeled, grated and squeezed cucumber.
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Beat the yogurt to get a smooth consistency.
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Add all the ingredients cucumber, salt, turmeric, mustard powder or mustard paste, green chilli and coriander leaves in beaten curd.
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Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk well.

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serve after 30 minutes. 

Pahadi Kheere Ka Raita Recipe

Prep 10 min                    Cook Time: 5 min               Serves:  3

Main Ingredients: cucumber, yellow mustard and yogurt
Recipe Type: Raita
Cuisine: Uttarakhand
Level of Cooking: Easy


  • 2 cups yogurt(Dahi)
  • 1 medium  cucumber (Kheera)
  • 1 tablespoon small size  yellow mustard Powder
  • 1 green chilli chopped
  • 1-2 tablespoon coriander leaves, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder(optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste


  • Grind the mustard seeds with little water in a stone mortar and pestle and keep aside or make a fine powder of mustard seeds.
  • Wash, peel and grate the cucumber.


  1. Squeeze out all the water from the grated cucumber and  keep it aside in a bowl.
  2. In another bowl beat the yogurt to get a smooth consistency. 
  3. Add grated cucumber in beaten yogurt and mix well.
  4. Add salt, turmeric powder, mustard seed paste or mustard powder, green chilli and Stir to combine.
  5. Keep it aside for at least 30 min at room temperature for the tangy taste.
  6. Garnish the  raita with the coriander leaves.
Serving ideas
Serve this raita with any type of meal it goes well with aloo and puri.

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This is so perfect for the hot weather....