(Last Updated on : 15/05/2014)
Ayurvedic cucumber raita is nutritious and is easily digestible. It works as an appetizer. The main ingredient of this raita which is cucumber is equipped with rich vitamins and minerals. Cucumber is a good source of Vitamin A, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Manganese, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Potassium. So, having this raita means enriching the body with these qualities. Ayurvedic cucumber raita can be served with rice
. It can easily be prepared at home at any time.
Ingredients of Ayurvedic Cucumber Raita
Three tablespoon of ghee
Half teaspoon of cumin seeds
A pinch of hing
Four fresh curry leaves
Half chilli chopped
A handful of chopped coriander leaves
Half cup of plain yogurt
Method of Preparing Ayurvedic Cucumber Raita
Peel and grate the cucumber to make the Ayurvedic cucumber raita.
Heat the ghee in a saucepan over medium heat and add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, hing followed by curry leaves. Keep stirring till the seeds start popping.
Add the chopped chillies and coriander leaves and take it off the pan.
Stir the yogurt and grated cucumber in a bowl.
Add the spices to the yogurt mixture, mix well.
Benefits of Ayurvedic Cucumber Raita
This raita ensures various health benefits; some of them are as follows:
This Ayurvedic cucumber raita is easily digestible and works an appetizer.
This raita is good for UTI or urinary tract infection, Dysuria and excessive thirst.
It is good for people who are suffering from excessive sweating.
It is good for diabetes patients who complain of dryness of mouth.
It helps in lubrication of mouth.
It helps in stabilizing blood pressure.
This raita is a delight for persons who are trying to lose weight.
Cucumber has high water content. Hence, intake of this raita during summer is a good idea. It cools and calms the system.
Caution about Ayurvedic Cucumber Raita
Cucumber is cooling and sweet and cucumber raita provokes Kapha
. Hence, Kapha people should eat it carefully and should put extra hing and mustard seeds.
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