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

5 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

3 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

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

No 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

No 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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