Cucumber Salad with Yogurt

Cucumber raitha or vellarikai thayir pachadi is the best way to include cucumber in our diet. It keeps our body cool & hydrated and hence can be taken often during summer. It can be served as a side for paratha, biryani, tomato rice or any other rice varieties.

Health benefits of cucumbers:

  1. It reduces risk of certain cancers.
  2. Helps lower blood pressure
  3. Protects brain from neurological disorders
  4. Controls bad breath.

Vellarikai thayir pachadi can be prepared quickly & easily.

Preparation Time: 5 min


    1. Cucumber (vellarikai) – 1 No.
    2. Yogurt (curd) – 1 cup (200 ml)
    3. Salt – 1/2 tsp
    4. Freshly crushed pepper – 1/2 tsp
    5. Chopped Coriander leaves – 1 tsp


  • Peel cucumber & chop finely.
  • Whisk curd & salt till it becomes smooth.
  • Add chopped cucumber and mix well.
  • Garnish with crushed pepper & coriander leaves.
  • Serve crunchy cucumber salad with rice or paratha.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Thank you for sharing such amazing recipes. And also I love the healthy advice that accompanies your mouthwatering dishes! Have a beautiful and blessed day!

    1. Megala says:

      Thank you, and thanks for stopping by.

  2. We love cucumber salad! Making it with yogurt is a great healthier option than the Miracle Whip my husband likes to use!

    1. Megala says:

      Yes, thanks ! 🙂

  3. I absolutely love cucumber raitha and I’ve always tried to replicate it, but now I’ve found your recipe!D o you think I could grate the cucumber with a coarse grater, instead of chopping it?

    1. Megala says:

      Thanks for dropping by.
      If you use grated cucumber, raitha would become watery, so it is better to cut into small cubes.

      1. Thank you 🙂

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