Mint Raita

Mint Raita

5 from 2 votes
This is a cool condiment perfect served alongside spicy Indian dishes. Loaded with refreshing cucumbers, colourful tomatoes, and minty flavour, this raita recipe is so easy to make.
Mint Raita

Raita is one of those dishes that you would think would be more popular in other parts of the world considering how simple it is to make and how delicious it is.

Turns out not many people actually know what raita is. Even people who are die-hard Indian food lovers!

So, if you’re one of those people, let me explain to you what raita is. It’s made of yoghurt and (usually) raw vegetables. There can also be additional seasonings, such as cumin seeds and chaat masala. I like to add coriander to my raita sometimes.

One thing that is good to keep in mind with coriander is that most of the flavour comes from the stalks. I like to add the stalks to my curries and use the leaves for garnishes to make my dishes look more appealing.

If you’re not one for garnishing then just add the leaves along with the stalks. Just don’t forget the stalks!

There are several different raita recipes and you do like to change up how I make my raita. It is just one of those side dishes that are so easily mixed and matched.

I have tried adding ingredients including chickpeas and green chillies. Both tasted delicious, but it’s all up to your own palate. If you LOVE coriander (me!) then add a whole handful. If you don’t like cucumbers, then don’t add tomatoes.

Speaking of cucumbers, I have been growing my own plants all through spring and summer. My kids absolutely love the mini cucumbers that are growing in the garden.

I’ve been growing several different vegetables. My main success stories are my tomatoes and cucumber. Both of these are perfect for this recipe! Although, I don’t actually want to take them off because they make the garden look so pretty!

Cucumber raita is an Indian condiment served alongside spicy curries or alongside Indian starters such as samosas, pakoras and kebabs. This Indian yoghurt sauce is also perfect for a biryani raita recipe or paired with pulao.

This cooling onion raita recipe is flavoured with mint and cumin seeds and is a refreshing accompaniment with those spicy starters. This Indian raita recipe will not take long to whip up but is a necessary part of any Indian meal.

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Mint Raita

Mint Raita

by Nabeela Kauser
This is a cool condiment perfect served alongside spicy Indian dishes. Loaded with refreshing cucumbers, colourful tomatoes and minty flavour, this raita recipe is so easy to make.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 8
Calories 52 kcal



  • Dice up the onion, tomatoes and cucumber into small cubes then grate the carrot into small thin pieces
  • In a bowl add some plain yoghurt along with the diced vegetables then mix to ensure everything is incorporated evenly
  • Add the cumin seeds, salt and mint sauce then stir to ensure it is mixed evenly
  • Refrigerate or serve immediately as an accompaniment to samosas or lamb chapli kebabs!



Calories: 52kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 2gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 177mgPotassium: 225mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1596IUVitamin C: 7mgVitamin D: 0.1µgCalcium: 74mgIron: 0.4mg
Keyword Cucumber, Dips, Sauces, Yoghurt
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