This recipe for cucumber and mint raita is simple and quick to prepare and is an easy way to add an extra portion of veg into your meal.
This is a great recipe to make if you have a picky eater in your family, who wouldn’t eat cucumber if you paid them. Little Miss R ate two large helpings of it alongside her curry. She was happy that it had mint in it – I just didn’t mention the cucumber. R didn’t want to try it, as he’s not much of a yoghurt fan.
What is raita?
Raita is a yoghurt-based side dish often served with Indian food. It’s great to serve alongside spicy food as it helps to cool your mouth down a bit. I served this with aloo gobi (potato and cauliflower curry), rice and paratha. Read more about raita on Wikipedia.
Here’s how to make cucumber and mint raita:
Cucumber and mint raita
- 200 g natural yoghurt use unsweetened non-dairy yoghurt if vegan
- 60 g cucumber grated
- 1 tbsp fresh mint finely chopped
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
Stir together the yoghurt, the cucumber and the mint into a serving bowl. Sprinkle the top with ground cumin.
And it's ready to serve! See, I told you it was simple.
If you like this you might like some of my vegetarian curry recipes: