Cucumber Raita

Your classic raita. This is recipe shows you just how simple a raita can be. Red onion and a vegetable is all it takes. Feel free to make some additions with whatever you have in your fridge. 

makes ~3 cups


2 medium cucumbers (or 1 large cucumber)

½ small red onion, minced

1 green apple, minced

2 cups yogurt, plain whole milk

1 tsp cumin, ground

1 tsp salt

3 tsp EVOO

1 tsp mustard seeds



    1. Dice the cucumbers, onion, & apple.*
    2. Whisk the yogurt in a large bowl with the salt and cumin. Then fold in the chopped cucumber, onion, & apple.
    3. Heat up the oil and pop the mustard seeds. Fold into the raita and refrigerate until ready to serve**.


    *Picture shows ½ inch pieces, recommend going a bit smaller for optimal consistency.

    **Will keep for 2-3 days in the refrigerator. Onions and cucumbers generate a lot of water. If you notice the raita getting watery, simply drain.  

    ideas / variations

    • Add lemon juice or lemon zest for added brightness. 
    • Sub out red onion for green onion.