Creamy Indian Cucumber Raita Recipe: Love Tzatziki? This Yogurt Dip Recipe May Be Your New Fave by 30Seconds Food

Creamy Indian Cucumber Raita Recipe: Love Tzatziki? This Yogurt Dip Recipe May Be Your New Fave

Raita is an Indian condiment made with yogurt and vegetablesCucumber is a popular version of this sauce or snack, but it can also be made with radishes, carrot, peas and sometimes even fruit.

Similar to tzatziki, serve with vegetables, pita or crackers for dipping. As a sauce, it's great on rice and chicken.

Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 small cucumber, seeded and grated or chopped
  • 1 cup plain nonfat yogurt
  • 1 1/2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/4 - 1/3 cup fresh chopped mint or cilantro

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Put the cucumber into a colander and sprinkle with salt. Allow to sit at least 10 minutes.
  2. Combine the yogurt, ginger, cumin, coriander and mint or cilantro. Mix well.
  3. Squeeze out the excess moisture from the cucumber and add to the yogurt mixture. Stir. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. 

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Nicole DeAvilla
I love raita! I am mostly vegan, now, but raita is a healthy indulgence for me. :)
Even I love this Cucumber Raita; it's perfect for health. I usually have three cucumbers, and I slice it well then add other veggies like tomatoes, bits of fruits, add brown salt to it and mix it well. Sometimes I add Yakul to my curd. It adds on to the taste. You will get more healthy recipes on here -
This looks so good 😋
Elisa Schmitz
So refreshing and easy to make. Delicious!

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