1 small cucumber
1tsp cuminseeds
150g or 1cup thick curd or yogurt
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp paprika or red chilli powder
few coriander leaves finely chopped


Peel the cucumber and cut lengthwise into two halves. Slice each half finely.
Heat a small pan over low heat and dry roast the cumin seeds until they turn a light darker. keep it aside, then crush the cuminseeds.
Beat the yogurt or curds until smooth,stir in the cumin along with the salt.
add cucumber to yogurt and mix well. Put the raita into a serving bowl, then arrange some plain cucumber slice on top and sprinkle the paprika evenly on the sliced cucumber. Garnish with coriander leaves. serve with any dish.

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