Prep Time
5 mins
Raita is served with most Indian meals. Traditionally, Indian food is eaten with your fingers, and raita is mixed with rice to make both easier to scoop. I like a slightly spicy, flavorful raita, but a mild version is perfect for serving with spicy curries.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
  • 1/2 c plain thick yoghurt
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1 medium ripe tomato
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped or pressed
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1/4 t cumin
  • 1/8 t cayenne pepper or substitute paprika for a mild raita
  1. Peel and then cut the cucumber in half lengthwise and use a teaspoon to scrape out the seeds. Slice or quarter the cucumber. Dice the tomato fine.
  2. Stir all ingredients together in a small bowl and serve directly.

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