Cucumber Raita

Cucumber Raita

2 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2011

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.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 1 cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper


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  1. 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 information

  • Serving size: ¼ cup
  • Per serving: 32 calories; 1 g fat(0 g sat); 0 g fiber; 4 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 10 mcg folate; 2 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 119 IU vitamin A; 2 mg vitamin C; 85 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 128 mg sodium; 146 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 1 vegetable

Reviews 2

May 13, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
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
February 06, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
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 :) Pros: Really quick, simple and easy to adapt based on whatever you have on hand
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