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A delicious Raita Recipe- an Indian yogurt sauce with cucumber, mint and cilantro. Cooling and refreshing, serve this with spicy Indian dishes to cool the palate. #raita #yogurtsauce #cucumberraita #indianrecipes

Raita Recipe

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6
  • Category: sauce, condiment
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: Indian

Description

Raita Recipe- an Indian yogurt sauce with cucumber, mint and cilantro. Cooling and refreshing, serve this with spicy Indian dishes to cool the palate.


Ingredients

  • ¾ cup whole milk plain yogurt ( or sub coconut yogurt)
  • ½ cup finely diced or grated cucumber (removed seeds first)
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped red onion (optional, sub chives or green onion)
  • 2 teaspoons lemon or lime juice, more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds, toasted, crushed ( or use ground)
  • ½ teaspoon coriander seeds, toasted, crushed ( or use ground)
  • 23 tablespoons chopped mint
  • 23 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • ¼ teaspoon salt, more to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • for heat, add 1-2 teaspoons finely minced serrano peppers- optional
  • garnish with fresh herbs, chive blossoms or chili flakes

Instructions

Place all ingredients in a bowl and stir.

Refrigerate until  ready to serve.


Notes

If you like ginger, feel free to add 1/2 teaspoon of fresh grated ginger.

Using toasted whole seeds (cumin and coriander) really elevates this! 

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