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. Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2011

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  • 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

32 calories; 0.7 g total fat; 0.4 g saturated fat; 2 mg cholesterol; 128 mg sodium. 146 mg potassium; 4.1 g carbohydrates; 0.4 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 2.4 g protein; 119 IU vitamin a iu; 2 mg vitamin c; 10 mcg folate; 85 mg calcium; 12 mg magnesium;

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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