Raita is cucumber-yogurt sauce used in Indian cuisine as a cooling balance for spicy dishes. Try it with curries or as a condiment for grilled meat or poultry.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2011


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine cucumber, yogurt, mint, lime juice, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes to allow flavors to blend.



Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts

31.9 calories; protein 2.4g 5% DV; carbohydrates 4.1g 1% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 0.4g 2% DV; sugars 3.3g; fat 0.7g 1% DV; saturated fat 0.4g 2% DV; cholesterol 2.5mg 1% DV; vitamin a iu 119.2IU 2% DV; vitamin c 2.3mg 4% DV; folate 10.5mcg 3% DV; calcium 85mg 9% DV; iron 0.4mg 2% DV; magnesium 11.8mg 4% DV; potassium 146.3mg 4% DV; sodium 128.4mg 5% DV; thiaminmg 3% DV.

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Rating: 4 stars
Very tasty. I cooked this with a chilli bean dish and a sweet potato the whole combination was delicious! Pros: Punchy but cooling and very quick to make Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Great basic recipe for cucumber raita I made this in less than 20 minutes and it was great with a spicy main dish there's a picture on my blog www.parttimehomemaker.com.:) Pros: Really quick simple and easy to adapt based on whatever you have on hand Read More