Cucumber Raita

Cucumber Raita - a cooling, refreshing yogurt-based side dish to serve with hot and spicy Indian food. A quick and easy recipe l

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Cucumber Raita is a delicious creamy, cooling condiment that’s the perfect accompaniment for Indian curries, stews, kebabs or any spicy dish.



  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise, seeds scraped out with a spoon, and grated or finely chopped.
  • 1/2 cup chopped mint leaves (plus some for garnish, if you like)
  • 1 large garlic clove, pressed or very finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, toasted in a dry pan over high heat for a few seconds, until fragrant (if you’re short on time, you can use 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


Mix all the ingredients together. Season to taste with salt, if needed. Keep covered in the fridge until ready to eat.

Keywords: Yogurt dip with cucumber, garlic and mint, yogurt herb dip, Indian yogurt condiment