cucumber raita mangalore style
Written by Jayashree
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Curd based dishes are ideal for summer. Here is one such dish,  Cucumber raita, prepared often in the Mangalorean homes. It serves as a good accompaniment with rice. It is popularly known as southekaye masooru saseeve,

Raita is a yoghurt based accompaniment usually mixed with raw veggies.Different kinds are made in india. The plain raita is ideal with pulav or biryani. But, this kind tastes good with plain hot rice. Add a little ghee, if you are not calorie conscious.

Different veggies such as snake gourd, capsicum, green leafy vegetable like spinach can be used here. The other veggies need to  be cooked, here no cooking is involved as cucumber can be eaten raw. Thus, it is just a matter of ten minutes to prepare it.

cucumber raita mangalore style

cucumber raita mangalore style

cucumber raita mangalore style
Recipe Type: Raita
Cuisine: Mangalore
Author: Jayashree
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 4
An easy to make accompaniment with rice
  • Cucumber 1
  • yoghurt 1/2 cup
  • For grinding:
  • mustard seeds 1tsp
  • coconut 2tbsp
  • green chilly 1
  • For seasoning :
  • oil 2tsp
  • mustard seeds 1/4 tsp
  • asafoetida a pinch
  • curry leaves
  1. Remove the peel of the cucumber and cut it into small pieces.
  2. Grind the ingredients under the section”for grinding “
  3. Take a bowl , add the cucumber pieces, ground paste yoghurt and salt.
  4. Take a wok and make the sasoning. Heat the oil and put the mustard seeds, as it crackles put a pinch of asafoetida and curry leaves, pour it over the raita, mix and serve.
The regular cucumber can also be used.[br]If you want it spicy, add an extra green chilly.
cucumber pieces

cucumber with cut pieces

Cucumber is washed and the edges are first ripped off.  The skin is peeled and cut into small pieces.

cucumber pieces

cucumber pieces

ingredients to be grinded

ingredients to be grinded

The ingredients to be grinded are in the picyure, put a little water to it.. If you need spicy, add another one chilly.

grinded paste

grinded paste

The ground paste.

cucumber raita mangalore style

cucumber raita mangalore style

Make the seasoning and add to it. It is ready to serve.

cucumber raita mangalore style

cucumber raita mangalore style

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  1. Anupama

    nice one Jaya. so delicious it looks! I make mooli raita in a similar way. lovely!

  2. shubha mom makes this often .. u reminded me of such wonderful days:)

    • jayashree

      Thankyou Shubha..Cheers

  3. Poornima

    We call this dish as Sautekaai sasive in my native too.. It’s a perfect accompaniment for rice on summer days and are often prepared with tambli.. refreshing and cooling..

    • jayashree

      Thankyou Poornima, I love your cuisine food

  4. mayurisjikoni

    Cucumber Raita is my favorite, so cooling and during the hot season love to enjoy it on its own as a meal. Like your idea of adding coconut too.


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Hello and Welcome to my blog! I am Jayashree from India. An enthusiastic blogger, with a zest for life.  I believe in living life to the fullest.

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