Simple cucumber raita

simple cucumber raita

Most Indian food scene will incorporate a dollop of cold and refreshing yoghurt dip with chunks of cucumber on the side of the platter. When you dig onto the spicy heat of biriyani or look for a spoon full to cool down during summer dinner time, it is always that cooling raita that you reach for.

This raita occupies the dinner table everytime we have friends over. In this way even if I goof up the curries or their spice levels. There is something to dunk in to cool off. This is a trick I learnt a long while ago. At that time, I was a new cook and the one recipe I truly mastered or should i say it saved me many times.

Indian dinner ideas

Try this simple cucumber raita with these recipes.

Matter millet upma

Mixed vegetable pulao

Or cabbage puli Saadam

This is a recipe I put early on in this blog as well. After 6 years, surely this recipe is due for its well overdue revamp  So, here we are. Moving ahead, there are many more cooling yoghurt dip varieties I added to the blog and a few more skills I learnt to make it better.

Here is the collection of raitas, kichadis  and pachadis

Pomelo raita

Mixed veg youtube

Shahi kele ki raita

Inji kichadi

Vendakka pachadi

Hung yogurt relish with carrot fries

Tri capsicum Dahi  chutney

Vellarai  keerai thaiyr pachadi , Indian pennywort yogurt  dip

But, that classic cucumber raita recipe never changed. I have however tried out the vegan recipe for a few friends. Both the recipes are in the recipe card below.


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cucumber mint raita with masala

Simple cucumber raita

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By Seema Sriram Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cooling cucumber chunks in spiced yoghurt sauce. Gluten-free, raw, nut-free recipe.


  • 1 medium-sized cucumber ( Indian or Lebanese variety)
  • 1 cup natural set yoghurt
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp roasted cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp chaat masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp mint leaves, finely chopped



Wash and peel the cucumber and dice them.


Whisk the yoghurt with finely chopped mint, chaat masala, cumin powder, red chilli and salt.


Add in the cucumber chunks and mix to coat the cucumber.


Garnish with pinches of red chilli powder and cumin powder.


Chill till serving time.


Variations If the cucumbers are grated u can use it as a chip dip.

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9 years ago

This is my fav raita dish

6 years ago

Beautiful.cooling recipe for beginer

Mayuri Patel
3 years ago

What an awesome collection of raita. I don’t think there is any Indian family that does not have their favorite raita recipe. They certainly make a good accompaniment to an Indian meal.

3 years ago

Ahh! the classic raita! Do you know fr ages the only raita I knew was cucumber raita! can make a meal of this raita only. Love the way you have added the chaat masala and chilli powder. Love it.

Jayashree T.Rao
3 years ago

This humble cucumber raita is always an essential in my home. It looks delicious with all the topping Seema.

3 years ago

Yummy and delicious cucumber raita, one of my favourites. You have presented it so well.

3 years ago

nothing screams summer more than a bowl of chilled cucumber raita, right Seema ? I would gladly dig into this creamy bowl as a meal by itself…

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