If you are using regular store bought yogurt then make sure you drain it over a cheese cloth to drain all excess liquid
In a large bowl add in the cucumber, cilantro, chilli powder, salt and coriander powder.
In a seperate bowl beat the cup of yogurt with a spoon or fork to make creamy and remove any lumps. Add this creamy yogurt to the cucumber mixture and raita is done!
This simple quick dish goes great with a lot of dishes from curry, indian rice dishes, indian breads and many appetizers. Its a versatile resource to have.