Raita (Cumin Spiced Yoghurt)

2 mins
2 mins
Written By:
Neha Chandra

This is a SUPER simple Indian side dish called Raita. It's typically used as a condiment to cool down a spicy meal. The cooling combo of yoghurt, cucumber, coriander (and you can also add mint) balances out the heat and spice of meals. This creamy spiced with cumin helps the digestion of the food, which is why I love it paired with rich, heavy and spicy meals. Try this out for a simple addition to your dinner party menu!

2 mins
2 mins

Raita (Cumin Spiced Yoghurt)


  • 1 cup plain yoghurt (or sub with coconut yoghurt)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup cucumber chopped into small cubes (skin removed)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • Pinch of salt
  • Garnish with coriander leaves


Peel and cut cucumber into small cubes and mince fresh coriander

Place yoghurt, water, salt and cumin in bowl and stir until texture is consistent

Add in cucumber and top with fresh coriander leaves.

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