Raita is a yogurt based dip that is quite similar to the Greek tzatziki. It is great as a dip. It is also great to pour some on some of the spicier Indian dishes to ‘tone’ the spice level.


Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Author Steve Cylka


  • 1 english cucumber
  • 4 cups plain yogurt
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • pinch black pepper


  • Grate the cucumber and squeeze out a lot of the juice out of the cumuber.
  • Stir the cucumber with the remaining ingredients until well combined.
  • Serve as a dip or along with other indian food.


About Steve Cylka

Steve is the author of The Black Peppercorn. He is a recipe developer and food photographer. His recipes have been featured on websites like Bradley Smoker, Times Picayune, Buzzfeed, and Basil & Salt. He has also authored and co-authored a couple cookbooks.

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