Cucumber Raita

    3 hours 15 minutes

    Make this early in the day and keep in the refrigerator to let the flavors blend and intensify. Add more mint to taste, but do not substitute dried mint; the flavour is just not the same.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 2 Lebanese cucumbers - peeled and thinly sliced
    • 2 cups Greek yoghurt
    • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
    • 1/2 teaspoon white sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

    Preparation:15min  ›  Extra time:3hours  ›  Ready in:3hours15min 

    1. Stir together the cucumber, yoghurt, lemon juice, mint, sugar, and salt in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours, preferably overnight.

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    made this with Lime Juice, cucumber, salt, mint and unsweetened plain yoghurt from Harris Farm Markets, then added a teaspoon of my own homemade mint and apple jelly instead of the sugar. Used only two tablespoons of Yoghurt to a whole cucumber and the juice of one lime. So really not this recipe at all but I have to say it was awesome - served with Tandoori Chicken and rice accompanied by the classic sliced raw onion and tomato as a side. Took about 5 mins all up including going down to garden and picking the mint.  -  20 Mar 2013


    Good solid basic recipe. I don't think it needs sugar though. I do like to add some birds eye chili for some heat and coarsely grate the cucumber. Besides my homegrown mint, I added some of my homegrown basil. Lime juice works well too. Thanks for posting!!!!  -  30 Aug 2013


    Very good  -  10 Mar 2013