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Cucumber Raita

Cucumber Raita is an Indian side dish often served with spicy food acting as a cooling agent. It's made with yogurt, cucumber and fresh herbs.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: cucumber, raita, yogurt
Servings: 6 Servings
Author: Andrea


  • 1 cup plain, yogurt, full fat
  • 1/2 English cucumber
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt


  • Cut the cucumber lengthwise into quarters. Remove seeds and thinly slice. Alternatively you can grate the cucumber after removing seeds.
  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for up to one week.


  1. Raita is delicious as a side to many things other than Indian food such as salads, and roasted vegetable and meat dishes. It also makes a great dip! 
  2. If water collects on the top after refrigeration just stir it back in.