Raita is the perfect accompaniment to any Indian dish. It is made from a yoghurt base and flavoured with cucumber or mint.

10 Recipes




Global Cuisine

91 reviews

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.

Recipe by: Lisa

26 reviews

This is a refreshing blend of yoghurt, cucumber, dill and garlic and is a great accompaniment to lamb. Mint may be used in place of the dill.

Recipe by: Violet Grillo-Derderian

1 review

Serve this raita with Indian curries: it is a fresh and creamy addition. It is also a great condiment to cool down the heat if you enjoy very spicy curries.

Recipe by: susanbl

2 reviews

A simple raita with yoghurt, spring onion and coriander it is lovely served as an accompaniment to curries or alone as a dip.

Recipe by: Keri

1 review

A biryani consists of curried meat, poultry, fish or vegetables combined with basmati rice to make a complete meal. Here chicken curry is layered with the rice and baked, then served with a fresh cucumber raita.

Recipe by: Ariana Klepac

4 reviews

Raita is a cucumber dip commonly served with hot curries and naan bread. Watch this recipe being made in the Allrecipes Minty Cucumber Raita Video.

Recipe by: Here's to Good Friends

No reviews

This mellow curry of minced beef has just a hint of chilli, so it's ideal for children who like to be a little adventurous with their food. Serve with steamed basmati rice and warm naan bread.

Recipe by: Ariana Klepac

No reviews

These mouthwatering Indian-style snacks are quick to make. They use wholemeal pita wraps instead of the traditional Indian chapattis. A yoghurt-based raita, containing cucumber and tomato, is the perfect accompaniment.

Recipe by: Ariana Klepac

6 reviews

Raita is a yoghurt side dish usually served with curry and rice. This version includes chargrilled eggplant and is delicious on its own.

Recipe by: Nausheen Khan

No reviews

A cooling side dish that complements Indian style currys.

Recipe by: Priyanka

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