3.0/5 rating (74 votes)

Cucumber Raita

Cucumber Yoghurt

  • Serves 4
  • Prep 5 mins
  • Cook
Cucumber Raita

A crisp, cooling cucumber dip that is lovely with a starter but also a wonderful side for any main.

Hari says

A great cooling side for any Indian meal to help cool down a spicy dishes but also to ensure you have a balanced meal. There are may different ways to make your yoghurt a bit more exciting and this is just one of them. I also use this as a dip as well.

  • Ingredients
  • Method
  • ½ cucumber (more if you want)
  • 200ml low-fat natural set yoghurt (I also like to use Greek yoghurt)
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder


  1. Carefully grate the cucumber, leaving the skin on.
  2. Either using a cloth or just your hands, squeeze any excess liquid from the cucumber.
  3. Once it is drained place in a small bowl.
  4. Add the yoghurt and garam masala and stir the cucumber through.
  5. Sprinkle the chilli on top to serve.

Nutritional information

Typical values* per Serving
Fat (g)1
of which saturates (g)0
Carbohydrates (g)4
of which sugars (g)0
Fibre (g)0
Protein (g)2
Salt (mg)18
*Based upon calculated values, supplied by myfitnesspal.com. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated.

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Comments (2)

  • Tracey Ross

    Tracey Ross

    30 July 2017 at 01:15 |
    Dear Hari, I love your site and recipes. Thank you for this lovely recipe. The Raita was gorgeous along with your Peshwari Naan and Chicken Jalfrezi. Thanks for helping me create a gorgeous Indian meal.


    • Hari Ghotra

      Hari Ghotra

      30 July 2017 at 20:15 |
      Hey you always need something refreshing and this raita is perfect. Sounds like you had an amazing meal and I'm thrilled you found the website so useful and easy to use. The pomegranate Raita is amazing too - Thanks so much Hari


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