Was this ever good!! I used baby cucumbers, red onion in a lesser quantity, no garlic as I understood it was optional, grape tomatoes cut in quarters and squeezed out a bit, Balkan (thick) plain yogurt, sea salt and ground cumin out of preference which I still toasted in a dry frying pan until fragrant. I served it with tandoori chicken, saffron rice and a fresh salad. It was the best part! I liked the addition of tomatoes as I am used to just cucumber in raita. I will make this again!