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Cucumber Raita

The ultimate companion to any curry, this cucumber raita is incredibly quick and cooling - a refreshingly perfect side dish.
Course Appetizer, Dip, Side
Cuisine Indian
Time 5 minutes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 355kcal


  • 1 cup Greek yogurt (other yog will work too)
  • ½ cucumber (grated)
  • ½ cup mint, fresh
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp lemon zest


  • Peel then grate the cucumber.
  • Place into a bowl and squeeze out excess water with your hands by pressing the grated cucumber towards the bowl rim. Pour away the unneeded water.
  • Now mix in the yoghurt. Chop the mint leaves and add along with the lemon zest and salt (only the zest, no lemon juice necessary).
  • Done!


This dip is obviously great with a naan and a curry. But it also goes very well with anything roasted - like potatoes or pumpkins. Superb!
IF YOU LIKED THIS RECIPE: Then you should deffo try out the evergreen Black Bean Lime Dip, and our personal newcomer fave, the Baba Ganoush.


Calories: 355kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 18.8g | Fat: 24.5g | Saturated Fat: 19.1g | Sodium: 1179mg | Potassium: 430mg | Fiber: 3.9g | Sugar: 2.5g | Calcium: 280mg | Iron: 5.8mg