Indian Raita (Cucumber Mix)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

The mixture is served chilled. Raita has a cooling effect on the palate that makes it a good choice along with spicy foods such as currys. Raita is also eaten with kebabs.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup cucumber, grated
  • 1 cup plain 1% yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons mint, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seed
  • salt and pepper


  1. Grate cucumber and let sit in strainer over a bowl for about 30 minutes.
  2. Place cucumber and remaining ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine.


Most Helpful

An easy and delicious raita. I used a cucumber and mint from the garden - it was very good. Thanks for sharing! ZWT8

Starrynews September 03, 2012

A lovely raita- easy to make and used traditional ingredients. Reviewed for ZWT8 visit to India.

**Jubes** August 24, 2012

I made half of this recipe and used it as a dip for sugar snap peas, yellow peppers and yellow cherry tomatoes. What a healthy dish! I did cut back on the mint, just because of personal preference. Made for Went To The Market tag game. Thanks Deantini! :)

Nif April 18, 2013

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