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Refreshing Raita Recipes with Cumin Seeds

December 13, 2021

A leafy plant that grows close to the ground known as Cuminum cyminum is popular all across the world for its fruit called cumin seeds. The herb grows in abundance in Mediterranean region, India, China and Middle East and has been extensively used by Indians, Greeks and Romans since ancient times. It is used not just as a part of their culinary ingredient but also for its medicinal values.

Naturally rich in anti-inflammatory antioxidants, Jeera or cumin seeds are known to possess antiseptic and antibacterial properties relieving one from nausea, constipation, bloating, and stomach problems and strengthening digestive tract. Typically brown in colour, the seeds have unique taste and aroma with a distinct earthy notes and slight bitterness. It is a popular spice resembling caraway seeds that adds warm and spicy not to many Indian gravies, soups, dals, vegetables in various forms. When added to hot oil or ghee, the process known as tadka or tempering, it infuses the complex flavour and aroma to the dish. Whereas when dry roasted, its sharpness is reduced and but enhances the flavour profile by inculcating more earthy and warming undertones to the dish. While tadka is added to dal or gravy dishes, dry roast jeera is used for soups, salads, marinades, stews and dips.

In India, we use jeera seeds in variety of delicacies and one of them is raita. It is a curd-based side dish that is a refreshing accompaniment for both breakfast as well as lunch and packed with many health benefits. To prepare delish and healthy raita dish, Cee Pee offers finest quality cumin seeds available at best cumin seeds price. Now buy the jeera seeds online at most economical cumin seeds rate.

Refreshing Raita Recipes with Cumin Seeds

Jeera Raita and Variations

Delicious, cooling and lightly spiced curd dish, Raita is an important part of meals in many regions of India. Paired with parathas, pulao, biryani or simply with any meal, it offers a great respite in summer heat. Let us look into the some raita recipes prepared with this savoury condiment cumin seeds offering a perfectly aromatic side dish.

Jeera Raita

  • 1¼ Cup Yogurt, whisked and chilled
  • ½ tsp Garlic Paste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Cee Pee Cumin Seeds, dry roasted
  • ½ tsp Cee Pee Raita Masala


  1. In a bowl of whisked curd, add all the ingredients.
  2. Mix them thoroughly.
  3. Taste and adjust the slat and spices. Mix again.
  4. Your delish Raita is ready to eat.

Jeera Cucumber Raita

  • 1 Cup medium-sized Cucumber, finely chopped
  • 1 cup Yogurt, whisked
  • ½ tsp Cee Pee Kashmiri lal Mirch
  • 1 tsp Roasted Cumin seeds, crushed
  • ½ tsp Cee Pee Chaat Masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Coriander


  1. In a bowl, whisk the curd until very smooth.
  2. Add the grated or chopped cucumber to the bowl.
  3. Next, add all the dry spices including salt, red chilli powder, crushed cumin seeds and chaat masala. Mix them all well.
  4. Add the coriander leaves and mix once again.
  5. Serve it chilled or at room temperature. Garnish with mint leaves.

Aloo Jeera Raita

  • 1 Cup Curd, whisked
  • 1 medium-large boiled Potato, diced
  • 1 tsp Cee Pee Cumin Seeds, dry roasted
  • ¼ tsp Cee Pee Black Pepper powder
  • Salt to taste


  • Keep the dices potato ready in a bowl.
  • Dry roast the jeera in a pan and crush them to almost powdered consistency.
  • In a new bowl, whisk the curd to smooth consistency.
  • Add diced potatoes, and crushed cumin. Mix well.
  • Now add salt and black pepper powder. Mix again properly.
  • Serve chilled with breakfast or dinner.

Mixed Vegetable Jeera Raita

  • 1 Cup homemade curd
  • 1-2 tbsp Milk or as per requirement
  • 1 tbsp Cee Pee Cumin Seeds
  • 1 large Tomato, diced
  • ½ Cucumber, diced
  • ½ Red Onion, finely chopped
  • ½ Potato, diced
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp Cee Pee Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Cee Pee Raita Masala
  • 1 tbsp Coriander leaves, roughly chopped for


  1. Begin with dry roasting cumin seeds in a pan. Stir and roast until you smell the earthy smell.
  2. Remove it from heat and crush them in a mortar and pestle.
  3. In a bowl whisk the curd and add enough milk to get a runny consistency.
  4. Add tomatoes, onions, potatoes, and cucumber, salt, crushed cumin and raita masala to the curd. Mix well.
  5. Sprinkle red chilli powder and garnish with coriander leaves.
  6. Chill in refrigerator and serve with the meals.

Be it a small get together or large gathering, or a simple homemade meal, jeera will always be a part of your meal no matter what you have prepared for the menu. Crushed, dry roasted, or tempered, it will make its way to your palate making your meal delicious and appetizing. At best cumin seeds price, Cee Pee offers the finest quality cumin seeds to enhance the earthy essence of your meals. Procured fresh from the farms, now buy whole jeera online from various online platforms including Amazon at most economical cumin seeds rate.



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