Cucumber Raita called “Pacchadi” in South India, is really a refreshing side dish. It is made with plain yoghurt, so it is cool, healthy, has a lot of protein and is very yummy. I call yoghurt “The Equalizer” because it does just that when you eat spicy and hot dishes. It equalizes not only your taste buds that are scorching from heat or revolted by other strange tastes, but it also equalizes the digestive system within. I am really glad that I can use it every day in some way or the other. I am lucky and I want you to be too!
And talking about Cucumber, you know the saying “Cool as a Cucumber”! Combine Cucumber with yoghurt, and you literally get a “Cool” dish. Throw in a couple of condiments to eliminate the plain taste and voila!, you have a mildly flavored, delicious side dish. You look cool, you feel cool, what more do you need ?!
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Cilantro, Cumin Seeds, Mustard Seeds, Red Chilli, Urad Dahl, Yoghurt