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Cucumber Raita

A crisp, cooling cucumber dip
Cucumber Raita
Courtesy of Hari Ghotra

Cucumber raita is a great side for any Indian meal to help cool down spicy dishes, and also to ensure you have a balanced meal. There are may different ways to make yogurt a bit more exciting and this is just one of them.

Recipe courtesy of Hari Ghotra

Ready in
5 m
5 m
(prepare time)
1 m
(cook time)
Calories Per Serving


  • 1/2 cucumber (more if you want)
  • 200 Milliliters low-fat yogurt (I also like to use Greek yogurt)
  • 1 Teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 Teaspoon Kashmiri chili powder


Carefully grate the cucumber, leaving the skin on. 

Either using a cloth or just your hands, squeeze any excess liquid from the cucumber. 

Once it is drained, place in a small bowl.

Add the yogurt and garam masala and stir the cucumber through. 

Sprinkle the chili on top to serve.