Raita – Yogurt Sauce

fresh Greek Tzatziki yogurt dip and pita bread and pickels
AuthorDerek RatcliffeCategory, DifficultyBeginner

This is a cooling sauce, so it is meant for spicy dishes – don't add any hot spices here. If you want to add a bit more spice flavour increase the cumin or add some coriander seeds, fennel seeds or cardamom to the cumin before toasting.

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time5 minsCook Time5 minsTotal Time10 mins
 1 cup plain yogurt
 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
 1/2 cup diced cucumber
 2 pinches salt and pepper
 1/8 cup cilantro
1

Toast cumin seeds in dry pan until fragrant – add to spice grinder or mortar and pestle then grind into powder.

2

Peel, remove seeds, and chop cucumber into smaller then bite sized pieces.

3

Fine chop cilantro.

4

Add to yogurt, season and mix.

Ingredients

 1 cup plain yogurt
 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
 1/2 cup diced cucumber
 2 pinches salt and pepper
 1/8 cup cilantro

Directions

1

Toast cumin seeds in dry pan until fragrant – add to spice grinder or mortar and pestle then grind into powder.

2

Peel, remove seeds, and chop cucumber into smaller then bite sized pieces.

3

Fine chop cilantro.

4

Add to yogurt, season and mix.

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