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 is very useful when taken during summer. Health benefits of taking cucumbers are: it reduces risk of certain cancers, helps lower blood pressure, protects brain from neurological disorders and controls bad breath.

It can be served as a side for paratha, briyani, tomato rice or any other rice varieties.

Preparation Time: 5 min

Serves: 4`


  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.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. 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:

      Thanks ! 🙂

  2. 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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