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Cucumber Raita Recipe for Toddlers and Kids

Cucumber Raita - easy cucumber raita recipe that goes with paratha, roti, biryani, rice etc
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Kalyani


  • Cucumber - 1 cup grated
  • Curd  - 1 cup
  • Salt - as required
  • To Grind:
  • Grated coconut - 2 tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Green chilli - 1/2
  • Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • To Temper:
  • Coconut Oil- 1 tsp
  • Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 1 sprig
  • Hing/Asafoetida - a generous pinch
  • Red chilli - 1


  • Keep all the ingredients ready. Wash the cucumber well. Peel the outer skin of cucumber using a peeler. Remove seeds from cucumber. Then cut the cucumber into cubes and keep it ready.
  • Now in a blender, add the items to grind. Blend it to a smooth paste with little water. Set aside.
  • In a pan add chopped cucumber with little water, cook them for 2-3 minutes or until soft. Once the cucumbers are soft, add ground coconut paste and mix well. Cook it further until the raw smell leaves. It may take 3- 5 minutes. Once done, switch off the flame.
  • Then whisk the curd well with required salt. Set aside. Temper the items given to temper in a small pan with oil until mustard seed cracks and urad dal turn brown.
  • Now add the beaten curd to the cucumber coconut mix. Mix well. Finally add the tempered items to raita and mix well once again.


Serving: 2g