Southekayi sasive I Cucumber mustard raita

Recipe Categories: Festive recipe,Salads and Raitas
Preparation Time : 15 min Cooking Time : just seasoning Serves : 4

Cucumber raita is a quick and easy traditional side dish prepared with cucumber, Southekayi means Cucumber and sasive is  mustard, coconut and raw mustard is blended to a fine paste and added to chopped cucumber and seasoned. The unique flavour of mustard makes the dish special and taste great as a side dish for rice. 


Cucumber – 1 medium

Coriander – 1 small bunch chopped

Yogurt – 1/2 cup

Salt to taste

To blend –

Coconut – 1/2 cup

Mustard – 1/2 tsp

Green chili – 2 no’s

For seasoning –

Oil – 1/2 tsp

Cumin – 1/4 tsp

Curry leaves – 1 spring

Asafoetida – 1 pinch powdered

Dry chili – 1 or 2 cut into small pieces



Peel the cucumber, chop it finely and keep ready. Add coconut, mustard and green chilies in a mixer jar and blend it to a fine powder, until all the ingredients gets powdered , then add water to blend and blend it to a smooth paste.


Add grounded paste to chopped cucumber, mix it well


Add yogurt, and chopped coriander, mix


Heat a tadka pan by adding oil in it, when it is hot add cumin seeds, allow it to splutter, add curry leaves, broken chilies and asafoetida, saute , remove from the flame


Add it to the cucumber mixture, mix it once again


Enjoy traditional southekayi sasive /cucumber mustard raita as a side dish for rice or any south Indian dishes.

Note –

Adding more quantity of mustard makes the dish bitter in taste. Take care while adding.

If the cucumber is not tender remove the seeds in it.

You can chop or grate cucumber to prepare this recipe.


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