Cucumber is a cooling agent and one of the best ways to beat the heat. Cucumber raita serves as a great side dish or can be served as the main dish also. It is very simple to make and adds to the flavor of a meal. Also, curd contains enzymes that aid digestion making the two a killer combination.
1 cup curd
Red chilli powder
Remove the bitterness from the cucumber and peel it. Grate and keep aside. Mix curd and cucumber. Do not throw away cucumber juice but add it to curd to enhance flavor. Roast zeera on a pan and grind it. Add white salt, black salt, red chilli powder and zeera to the raita according to taste. Only white salt and red chilli powder can do but to get the real taste, black salt and zeera are recommended. The tantalizing smell and taste that arises on adding all these spices makes the raita a real delicacy. Add a little water to get pouring consistency. Refrigerate and serve chilled.