CUCUMBER AND BLACK OLIVES RAITA


CUCUMBER AND BLACK OLIVES RAITA
Kristina Drociak from Stonyfield farm contacted me recently about their Oikos organic greek yogurt. She asked me if she could send me some free coupons and I could share my experience about Oikos organic greek yogurt with my blogger buddies. I was happy to do so and she had sent me a package with a cute yellow bag and lots of Stonyfield farm organic yogurt coupons. I started preparing raitas with this yogurt. It was very thick and creamy than the regular yogurt. This time I prepared a simple cucumber raita and added some sliced black olives to it. This was a new taste to me and the olives did go very well with the yogurt.

INGREDIENTS:
Thick yogurt, 1 cup.
Cucumber, medium-sized, 1.
Onion, small, 1.
Sliced black olives, ¼ cup.
Salt as per taste.
Cilantro, 2 sprigs.

PREPARATION:
Dice the cucumber and onion into very small pieces. It can also be grated if needed. Remove the cilantro from the stem, wash the leaves and keep aside. Beat yogurt well and add the chopped cucmber, onions, olives, salt, and cilantro and mix everything well. If needed, a teaspoon of water can be added while mixing to loosen it up. Garnish with cilantro and serve this raita with any variety rice or rotis.

VARIATIONS:
Diced red onions, tomatoes, and slices of green chilies can also be added here. I wanted to keep it simple this time, so I have used only cucumber and white Vidalia onions.

31 comments:

Viki's Kitchen said...

wow a raitha with olives too. Love that idea. Cucumber and olive raitha looks amazing and creative. Gonna try this for weekend.
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Kalyani said...

wow its a new raita for me .... it looks wonderful & delicious ... i know with cucumber but with olives its new to me ........

Parita said...

I am not fond of olives too much but i love cucumber and cucumber raita is so refreshing..perfect for summers :)

Vrinda said...

So refreshing raita..nice click..

Priya said...

Refreshing raita, never thought of making raita with black olives, prefect for summer!!

Asha said...

Thanks Gita, I did enjoy India so much. Meeting family and friends everyday and eating so much exhausted me but it was fun! :)

See you in Sept, have fun.

Prathibha said...

That looks perfect for summer Gita..

Pavithra said...

wow thats good idea adding olives to raita.. will try it out immediately, thanks dear for the twist

Pooja said...

That is a lovely and healthy raita! Love addition of olives.

Superchef said...

olives is raita is such a great idea! overall, such a refreshing one! :)

Chef Jeena said...

Lovely raita Gita I love that you used olives in there. :-)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Olives in Raita thats a great addition!!! I for soem reason always avoid having Olive nothing specific though!!! this seems like a great idea to include them!!! Btw looks like you have changed your layout here!!! So Stonyfield yogurt uhhh??? I love them, cos they are creamy!!! but I remember see a lil high cal count, I am not sure abt it anywayS!!!

Laavanya said...

Nice idea to incorporate olives - i only use them on pizzas.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Organic yogurt raita with olive too! Very innovative Gita,love the new look of ur blog!

Priti said...

Umm olives in raitha...interesting...infact I love black olives...nice idea

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow Gita....looks creamy and yum...

Preeti Singh said...

Perfect looking raita, Gita...the way I like.. but adding olives are totally new.

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

woww..raita looks perfect..i make this with Biriyani.. :) snap is just superb.. :)

Shama Nagarajan said...

its different dear

littletastebuds said...

Olives in raitha, great addition.An Indian recipe for olives.:)

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

nice idea to add in black olives... yummy in raitha.

foodcreate said...

This light and wonderful cucumber and black olives are a prefect treat for a Summer Brunch...I love olives.

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Mangala Bhat said...

WOW! gita 1st time here ..looks healthy blog ...hey lovely cucumber and olive raitha sounds interesting ..Thanks for sharing :)

Vaishali said...

Olives in raita sounds really unusual and totally delicious, Gita. Gotta try this with soy yogurt.

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Adding Olives makes it extra special. Raita looks creamy and delicious.

Ammu said...

Looks cool & love the addition of olives, which makes this unique.

Divya Vikram said...

Have never tried adding olives to raita. Sounds tangy n healthy.

Hari Chandana said...

Wow.. wonderful idea.. i love raitha.. will try soon..

Astra Libris said...

I love your new blog design!!

Your yogurt, cucumber, and black olives raita combination sounds incredible!! I love the idea of black olives in a raita!

Malar Gandhi said...

Thats a new kind of pachadi..love the hint of olives in it.

I ven liked ur tamato-spinach brown rice, sounds very healthy to me...you're one great help for weight watchers.

Suparna said...

Hi,
unusual combo there :) looks prominsing enough for good health dear :)