Raita (Yogurt Cucumber Topping) Recipe

Raita (Yogurt Cucumber Topping) Recipe

  • Makes: 1 1/2 cups (3 Servings)
  • Ready In: 5 mins
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time:

Recipe reprinted with permission from Feeding the Whole Family (third edition) by Cynthia Lair (Sasquatch Books, 2008).

Buy yogurt that has active cultures and no fillers (non-fat milk solids or pectin) or sweeteners added.

Preparation time: 5 minutes, plus 30 minutes chilling time. Makes 1 ½ cups

    Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 56
  • Fat: 1g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Sodium: 57mg
  • Carbohydrates: 7g
  • Sugar: 6g


  1. 1 cup plain whole milk yogurt
    ½ cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
    1 clove garlic, minced
    2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro or mint
    ½ teaspoon cumin, ground
    Pinch of cayenne
    Salt to taste


    1. Combine all ingredients together in a small bowl.
    2. Chill for 30 minutes before serving.

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