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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)
4
Servings
41
Calories Per Serving

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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.

Nutritional Facts
Servings4
Calories Per Serving41
Total Fat1g1.5%
Sugar4gN/A
Saturated0.6g2.8%
Cholesterol3mg1%
Protein3g6%
Carbs6g2%
Vitamin A19µg2%
Vitamin B120.3µg12.1%
Vitamin C2mg2%
Vitamin E0.3mg1.9%
Vitamin K7µg6%
Calcium106mg11%
Fiber0.5g2.1%
Folate (food)9µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)9µg2%
Iron0.3mg1.7%
Magnesium15mg4%
Monounsaturated0.2gN/A
Niacin (B3)0.2mg1.2%
Phosphorus86mg12%
Polyunsaturated0.1gN/A
Potassium195mg4%
Riboflavin (B2)0.1mg10%
Sodium57mg2%
Water80gN/A
Zinc0.6mg5.2%