Monday, May 20, 2024

Pahadi Raita

 Pahadi Raita is cucumber raita which is Uttarakhand special raita . This raita went viral over the Instagram and so I thought of giving it a try , do try this yummy raita its lovely and unique in it's own way , this recipe calls for the addition of ground  and roughly pounded mustard seeds which hypes the taste and gives a lovely flavour . Do try this I am sure you are going to love it as a side when you pair it with Biryani or pulao. 


Crush the following ingredients listed below in a mortar and pestle

2 green chilli 

1/4 cup chopped coriander leaves

2 tsp finely chopped Mint leaves

4-6 small cloves of Garlic

small piece of ginger

salt to taste

1/4 tsp mustard seeds

1/4 tsp Whole cumin /Jeera

Other Ingredients

1/4 cup grated cucumber

1/2 cup well beaten Yogurt

1/4 tsp Haldi/ turmeric 

1/4 tsp Red chilli Powder


  • Crush all the Ingredients listed above in the mortar and pestle to form a paste.
  • Add this to the beaten yogurt , add haldi , red chilli powder.
  • Squeeze the juice from the grated cucumber before adding to the yogurt/Dahi 
  • You can add little water if you want a little free flowing / Runny consistency .
  • Adjust the seasoning as per your taste and serve with Biryani / Pulao ...YUM !!