Soothing Raita
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Soothing Raita

Raita is a cool, creamy condiment that is a must with spicy Indian recipes. Yoghurt and cucumber soothes the palate and stands up to the spicier dishes. The meal will feel more whole when you add this to the party.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian, Indian
Servings: 6 people


  • 400 gr Turkish or Greek Yoghurt
  • 1 cucumber shredded
  • 1/2 small red onion chopped
  • 1 large handful mint leaves
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Grate the cucumber, and when you've done that, take the cucumber over to the sink, and press out as much water as you can. You don't want the raita to be watery and soggy.
  • Chop the onion and mint leaves into small pieces.
  • Mix all the ingredients together, and season to taste.


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Author: Stine Mari from Ginger with Spice.