Recipe courtesy of Padma Lakshmi

Raita (Cucumber and Yogurt Salad)

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  • Total: 10 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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3 cups plain nonfat yogurt, drained well with cheesecloth or a strainer

1 cucumber, peeled, seeded, and grated

1/2 cup minced fresh mint leaves

1 hot green chili, seeded and minced, if desired

Salt, to taste


  1. In a bowl combine all the ingredients.