Raita (Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce)

Servings: 8 Prep: 15 mins Cook: 0 mins Total: 15 mins

Raita is a sauce or dip usually used with Indian or Pakistani food. It’s actually got A LOT in common with a variety of other yogurt based sauces from other cultures, such as Tzatziki, the Greek sauce. I should probably just call it “yogurt cucumber sauce”, but … I didn’t.

Because I wanted to keep it basic, which allows you to add it to a wider variety of things, I chose to leave it really basic. It’s a REALLY nice way to complement some hot grilled chicken on a scorching summer day. Add a little cumin, coriander and some cayenne and it becomes a wonderful accompaniment to lamb. Throw some spicy beef and chilies into a low-carb pita and slather this stuff on it.

Ah, I suppose I should mention the “English” cucumber. These are the cucumbers you’ll often see wrapped in tight plastic. These are a little longer, thinner and slightly sweeter. They also have softer seeds and thinner skin. This makes them a little more of a pleasant cucumber, all around!


Here’s a picture!

Yum.

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Raita (Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce)
Ingredient
Calories
Fat
Protein
Carbs
SA’s
Fiber
Net Carbs
1 cup (226g) greek yogurt, plain and full fat
260
22
8
10
0
0
10
1 each (301g) english cucumber, seeded and diced
46.3
0
0
11.6
0
0
11.6
2 tbsp (30.5g) lime juice, freshly squeezed
7.6
0
0.1
2.6
0
0.1
2.6
1/4 cup (22g) fresh mint, chopped
9.7
0.2
0.7
1.8
0
1.5
0.2
1/4 cup (22g) fresh cilantro, chopped
5.1
0.2
0.4
0.9
0
0.7
0.2
salt and fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Grand Totals (of 8 servings):
328.7
22.4
9.2
26.9
0
2.3
24.6
Totals Per Serving:
41.1
2.8
1.2
3.4
0
0.3
3.1 g
58.3%
Fat
10.7%
Protein
31%
Carbs

Raita (Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce)

Raita (Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce)

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings
Author: DJ Foodie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup greek yogurt plain and full fat
  • 1 each english cucumber seeded and diced
  • 2 tbsp lime juice freshly squeezed
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Mix the ingredients together in a bowl. Taste, season, taste and serve!

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1 thought on “Raita (Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce)”

  1. Ate at Afghan restaurant and loved their yogurt dressing which was served with cucumber, tomato, red onion, radish salad. Your recipe looks similar. Thanks. 

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