• 2 cups non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 medium cucumber, grated with liquid squeezed out
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Dash of pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1-inch of ginger root, grated
  • Zest and juice of one lemon
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Raita, a flavorful cucumber yogurt sauce, is the perfect accompaniment to many spicy dishes. A cool and welcomed contrast to spicy dishes like Shrimp or Chicken Tikka Masala, Raita not only cools your palate, but wakes up your senses.

A simpler recipe there could not be, combine all ingredients and refrigerate.


My Raita, served with Chicken Tikka Masala and a side of Aromatic Basmati Rice, steals the show at the Meals on Wheels Chef’s Challenge.