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Indian Raita

Healthy Indian Raita

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Lots of people associate spicy curries with Indian cooking, but there are SO many types of curry and different sauces. And, not all Indian sauces are spicy. This Indian raita (a cucumber yogurt sauce) is actually cool and refreshing—helping to mellow the spiciness in a meal and cool the palette!
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 8 servings, 1 cup
Calories 18


  • 1 cup yogurt of choice
  • ½ cup grated cucumber
  • ½ stalk green onion chopped (or regular white onion)
  • 1 Tbsp cilantro chopped
  • tsp coriander
  • tsp cumin
  • salt to taste (~⅛ - ¼ tsp)
  • pinch of pepper


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix well to integrate.
  • Serve on top of savory soups and curries, or as a dip with raw veggies!
  • Yields ~1 cup Indian raita.


*Nutrition calculated using plain nonfat Greek yogurt.


Serving: 2Tbsp raita | Calories: 18kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 3g | Sugar: 1g