Indian Cucumber Raita: This Yogurt-Based Condiment May Be Tzatziki Lover’s New Fave by 30Seconds Food

Indian Cucumber Raita: This Yogurt-Based Condiment May Be Tzatziki Lover’s New Fave

Raita is an Indian condiment made with yogurt and vegetables. Cucumber 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. Pregnant? This is not only a calcium-rich snack, but the ginger and mint may help soothe your stomach. 

You'll need:

  • 1 small cucumber, seeded and grated or chopped
  • 1 cup plain non-fat 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. :)

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