Cucumber Raita

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by JustJanS

I just love the roasted cumin seeds in this. I use a thick Greek-style yoghurt, but you could drain your yoghurt overnight for a thicker finish.

Top Review by angelicvampyre

Delicious!! I used powdered cumin(didn't roast or toast it) instead of roasted cumin seeds because that's what I had on hand. I used Fage Greek yogurt and it wasn't necessary to drain it because it's so thick and yummy to start with.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel cucumber and cut lengthways in half. Slice each half finely.
  2. Heat a small pan over a low heat and toast cumin seeds until they darken a little and smell fragrant. Allow them to cool, then crush with a rolling pin or pestle and mortar.
  3. Beat the yoghurt until smooth, then stir in the cumin and salt.
  4. Add the cucumber to the yoghurt, then transfer to a serving dish and garnish with cucumber slices and paprika.

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