Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

Raitas combine fruits or vegetables with yogurt to provide cooling accompaniments to spicy dishes. In the vegetarian households that traditionally serve raita, it has a double function -- it acts as a refresher and a digestive at the same time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients.
  2. Chill for at least 30 minutes before serving, allowing flavors to mingle.


Most Helpful

This is definitely a new taste for me-but a very good side with spicy food. I also used cumin powder as did the previous reviewer, since I could not find the seeds. I thought it worked well. The main flavor was mint, which makes this very cool and refreshing. Thanks!

Kaarin September 25, 2005

Very nice! This is refreshing and easy to make. It was great alongside a curry dish. Thanks for sharing! Veg*n Swap 35

Starrynews June 09, 2011

Lovely and cooling with a spicy curry! I used a Japanese cucumber so I didn't peel or seed it. Thank you for posting this recipe.

mianbao May 17, 2011

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