Minted Cucumber Raita

Think of Raita not only as a cool and delicious way to put out the fire of curries, but even on its own: mint, cucumber, yogurt: What could be more fun and more yum? No problem making a dairy-free raita as well.


  • 3 cups plain low-fat yogurt (soy or coconut yogurt for non-dairy)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • Red pepper flakes to taste (skip if you want an all-mild raita)
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves, packed, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 large seedless cucumber, grated coarse


Mix all ingredients gently in a bowl. Serve chilled with curried dishes. Makes about 4 cups.

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