Friday, March 14, 2014

Raita and Persian cucumber salad(daring cooks challenge March) 2014

Assalamo alaikum,

I'm really excited today as I'm sharing my first daring cooks challenge with my readers I have been daring cooks member since some time but not been able to do any challenges,for my readers who don't know about daring cooks challenge it's a website with lots of amazing members ,on every 17th of a month we are challenged by our assigned member for that month to make a special dish which we reveal on 14 th of coming month it's lots of fun ,for more info check daring kitchen website!!!

For March’s Daring Cooks’ Challenge, Ruth, Shelley and Sawsan asked us to totally veg out! We made salads and dressings, letting the sky be the limit as we created new flavors and combinations that reflect our own unique tastes.

I decided to share my traditional Pakistani plus my family favourite salad and yogurt cilantro dressing with you guys which can be enjoyed with any meal but goes great with Tandoori chicken ,kababs and biryani escpacially .we serve this salad and dressing side by side so dressing can be used as needed which serves as a dip for kababs and tandoori chicken as well,hope you all will enjoy it in sha Allah !!

Your comments are highly appreciable and enjoyable !!!

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Raita (spicy yogurt cilantro dressing )

Ingredients :

Yogurt 3/4 cup

Green chilli 1 chopped

Zeera (cumin seed) 1/2 tsp

Cilantro or fresh coriander 1/2 bunch chopped

Garlic clove 2-3

Splash of lemon juice

Salt to taste




In a blender blend together to all the ingredients to form a thick paste

Add salt to taste

Add more yogurt or water for desired consistency

Serve over a salad or on side as a dip!!!


Persian cucumber salad


Persian cucumber 3 chopped

Tomato chopped

Red onion 1/2 chopped ( I didn't have red one so I used yellow one)

Lettuce shredded 1 cup

Salt to taste (optional)



Mix tomato, cucumber, onion and lettuce

Sprinkle salt

Mix again ,

Serve as is or with a raita or any other dressing and enjoy!!!





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