Cabbage Cucumber Salad with Mustard Yogurt Dressing

The name of the recipe sounds very fancy, doesn’t it?  Well, it is non other than cabbage cucumber raita. I bookmarked the recipe over two years ago when Nupur did a guest post on Sailu’s Kitchen.  The recipe she posted is a salad but I modified it to raita.  Every time I post a raita recipe, a ramble about how much I dislike plain yogurt but love raitas!  I am not going to do that today and get right to the recipe.   This raita/salad  is yet another addition to my raita recipe collection and tweaked the recipe to my taste.

Cabbage cucumber in mustard yougurt dressing

Source: Nupur
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 2-4 depending on how you serve it.


  • 1 cup Cabbage chopped or shredded
  • 1 Kirby chopped or 2/3-3/4 cups chopped Kirby or cucumber
  • 1/4 cup chopped Red Onion
  • 1 Green Chili seeded and chopped
  • 1/8 tsp Cumin Powder (store bought)
  • 1/4 tsp Mustard Powder (I like to lightly roasted it before making a powder but I have some unroasted mustard powder and used that instead)
  • 1 – 1 1/2 cup Yogurt (I used half homemade and half store bought yogurt)
  • 3/4 – 1 tsp Salt (adjust to taste)


  • Chop the vegetables and keep them aside.

    Chopped vegetables for the salad
  • In a bowl add salt, mustard powder, cumin powder, yogurt and whisk it until all the spices are mixed well.
  • Pour this over the salad.
  • Chill it until ready to serve.
  • Serve it as a side dish with rice or with grilled meat or poultry.


  • In the picture I used 1 cup of yogurt and after taking the picture, I added another 1/2 cup of yogurt. I like more yogurt in this raita.
  • Can substitute cabbage with store bought coleslaw packet.
Cabbage cucumber in mustard yougurt dressing

This is my entry to Only – Salads event started by Pari.  I am also sending Chickpea Salad for the event.

Checkout my blogging marathoners Srivalli, Priya Suresh, Jaya, Monika, PJ, Priya Vaasu, Azeema, Reva, Ayeesha, Veena, Soumya & Gayathri.



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