Cucumber Raitha ~ Perugu Pachadi

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Today I have a very simple and easy raitha/raita from India. I never thought raitha would fall under condiments category but wiki says it is a condiment. So here I am with one of my favorite condiments I make to go with biryani and vegetable bagara. Raitha can be prepared with many vegetables but this is usually my go to recipe. My other raitha recipes are here.

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Vegetables I usually use are cucumber, red onion and carrots. Occasionally I do add tomatoes but not always. I made this raitha for my Telugu meal and since I added carrot to vegetable bagara, I added very little, about 1 – 2 tsp. grated carrot. I was going to added one full carrot but when I realized I already have carrots in bagara, I left it out.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 small mini seedless Cucumber
  • ¼ small Onion
  • ¼ small Tomato
  • 1 small Carrot (opt. I used only 1 – 2 tsp. grated carrot)
  • 1 – 1 ½ Green Chilies (adjust to taste)
  • 1 ¼ cup Yogurt (I used ¾ cup Greek Yogurt & ½ cup homemade yogurt)
  • ½ – 1 tsp. Salt (adjust to taste)
  • Cilantro for garnish

Preparation:

  • Peel cucumber, cut lengthwise into 4 wedges that is plus cut all the way down and then slice it. Each piece should be a quarter of a slice.
  • Slice onion and cut tomato into ¼” cubes.
  • De-seed green chilies and finely chop.
  • Mix all the vegetables with some salt.
  • Add yogurt and mix well.
  • Garnish with cilantro and serve or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Note:

  • I usually use ½ store bought yogurt and ½ homemade yogurt. This time I used ¾ greek yogurt and ½ cup homemade yogurt.
  • When I have guests over, I add some sour cream. I add 1-2 tablespoons to ¼ cup of sour cream. How much sour cream goes in is totally subjective to one’s taste.

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