Cucumber Raita (Yogurt with Cucumber)

This is a great yogurt dish, very soothing and cooling….especially for the times when you are finding your meal too spicy and you need something to counter it!!!!

Cucumber Raita


Yogurt – 2 cups, well beaten

English Cucumber – half ( approx. 6” long)

Tomato – ½ med., finely chopped

Green Chili – to taste, finely chopped

Cumin – ¼ tsp, roasted and coarsely ground

Red Chili Powder – ¼ tsp

Chat Masala – ½ tsp

Salt – to taste

Mint Powder – ¼ tsp, optional

Cilantro – 5 springs, chopped


  1. Grate cucumber with or without skin.
  2. Squeeze out the water from grated Cucumber.
  3. Add all the ingredients into the beaten yogurt and mix well.
  4. Serves 4-6.


  1. If English Cucumber is not available, use the regular one but make sure to de-seed and peel it.
  2. Serve with a rice dish or with any Indian meal.

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