Cucumber-Cilantro Raita (Yogurt)

Cucumber-Cilantro Raita (Yogurt)

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"Quick and tasty Indian yogurt side dish that can help cool down any spicy meal. You can also add other veggies like onion, tomatoes, or bell peppers. I ate this almost every day growing up. The leftover cucumber seeds also taste great marinated in a little lemon juice with salt and pepper!"


20 m servings 15 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 15 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Fat:
  • 0.3 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 1.9g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 112 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Stir the yogurt, cucumber, chile pepper, cilantro, and salt together in a bowl until evenly mixed. Set aside in refrigerator to allow the flavors to mix for 10 minutes before serving cold.
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  1. 25 Ratings


Good! A nice balance of flavours. Second time round I added 1 clove of very finely diced garlic, which I thought worked well.

perfect without the chile!

I have an Indian friend who used to cook lunch for me and I love her food! I really loved her yogurt Raita. This recipe is so good! Just like hers. The only thing I did differently is I added...

Fantastic - made with Athenos strained Greek-style yogurt (extra thick and rich even though it's fat free), added tomato and purple onion - truly wonderful! Thanks so much!

Very good recipe! Tastes very similar to what we get at our favorite Indian Restaurant in Los Angeles. Some changes: I didn't add the chile pepper, since I would like to keep the yogurt mild. Al...

This rendition of raita is perfect. I didn't change a thing. I thought the salt would be too much, but it was just perfect.

This was OK, but a little bland. I'd make it again, but would probably add some mustard seed or something with a little zing.

i loved this! i love the flavor of cilantro, but sometimes find it overpowering. it's definitely not overpowering in this, but the flavor comes through - it's a perfect ratio. i found it a bit s...

This is very good -- I adapted it to what I had on hand. I used Greek yogurt, Persian cucumbers, and a half a bunch of cilantro, and insead of chiles, I used about a half cup of chipotle salsa t...