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Cucumber Yogurt (Raita)

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Cucumber Yogurt (Raita)

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 Cup(s)

Makes: 8 Serving(s)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 20

Total Fat: 0g

Saturated Fat: 0g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 100mg

Total Carbohyrdates: 3g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 2g

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Category: Gravies & Sauces

This Recipe Makes: 8 Serving(s)

What you'll need

  • 2 cup grated English cucumber, skin on
  • 1 cup non-fat yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper


  • Step 1
    In a bowl combine cucumber, yogurt, garlic, salt and cayenne and mix well. Serve immediately or refrigerate covered until required.
  • Step 2
    TIP 1) Raita is a traditional yogurt condiment used to accompany South Asian curries and rice. It is a great way to cool off spicy dishes.
  • Step 3
    TIP 2) There are many versions of raita. In order to add more fibre and flavor to this condiment consider adding more of your favourite vegetables (e.g. tomatoes) or fresh herbs.
  • Step 4
    TIP 3) This dish is a great way to increase calcium and vitamin D in the traditional South Asian diet but try to keep the fat low by using non-fat or low-fat dairy products.