Minty Cucumber Raita Recipe -
Minty Cucumber Raita Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Minty Cucumber Raita

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"Can be refrigerated up to 24 hours."

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Original recipe makes 3 1/2 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    40 mins


  1. In a bowl, stir the yogurt, cucumber, cilantro, mint, and cumin until the yogurt is smooth and creamy; season to taste with salt and black pepper. Cover and chill before serving.
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Jun 16, 2011

Good basic recipe to get ya going! Here are a few tips: you can use sour cream instead of yogurt. Either way, unless you are using Greek Yogurt (which is already drained) you must drain it. Spoon it into coffee filters or papertowels, set in a colander and then set all that into a larger bowl overnight in the frig. You also must PEEL, SEED and DRAIN the cucumber. After dicing it, wrap up in papertowels and squeeze the juice out or you will have a runny raita! Fresh spearmint and cilantro are a great combo for this sauce. Dried spices are not going to work. The cumin is a nice touch, even a little cinnamon (I mean a PINCH) and then top with ground sumac...this is pretty authentic and certainly refreshing for all kinds of summer cooking...lamb koftas, pakoras, anything spicy is better with this raita on it! This is my basic go-to recipe, I just add things for fun now and favorite addition is plenty of minced fresh garlic, this will knock your socks off! Or chopped tomato, a green chile...Most important thing is to let it chill for a few hours so the flavors can mingle. It always tastes better to me the next day. My photo here shows this dish with ground sumac on top.

May 16, 2011

Lovely dip to accompany curry.


7 Ratings

Jul 27, 2011

This goes well with any spicey food. I wanted it to be a salad so I cut the cucumbers into bite size chunks and used one English cucumber. I added one tablespoon of lemon juice. I agree with the parsley and cilantro amounts. I added less than a 1/2 teaspoon of cumin it seemed like too much for 6 oz of yogurt, it was approximately 1/3. I suggest you use greek yogurt and if not strain plain yogurt with a coffee filter or cheese cloth for an hour.

Mar 19, 2012

This turned out really poorly...I followed it exactly to the recipe too! I found the cumin/mint/cilantro combination to be very strong.

Jun 23, 2014

Good recipe, didn't have cilantro, doubled mint, still good


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  • Calories
  • 17 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 15 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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