Recipe courtesy of Suvir Saran


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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Active: 2 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
The yogurt in raita is used as a palate moderator when eating spicy Indian food. If you want a cooling and calming condiment, raita is the place to go.



  1. In a skillet over medium heat, toast cumin, coriander and peppercorns until fragrant, 2 minutes. Using a spice grinder or coffee grinder, grind the spices. In a medium bowl, combine the spice mixture, yogurt, onion, tomato, chilies and salt. Finely chop mint and cilantro then mix into the raita. Peel and finely chop the cucumber, add to the raita and stir completely.