Yogurt Raita With Cucumber & Yellow Raisins

Yogurt Raita With Cucumber & Yellow Raisins

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READY IN 10 mins
PREP TIME 10 mins

This yogurt raita is a refreshing complement to spicy foods. The yellow raisins provide a sweet contrast to the cooling cucumbers and fresh herbs. Serve with curries or go out of the box and serve raita to garnish your tacos or add to a pulled pork sandwich.


  • 2 cups whole milk plain yogurt
  • 1 shallot, finely minced
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1 cup cilantro, chopped, plus some for garnish
  • 1 Persian cucumber, chopped into ¼
  • ½ cup yellow raisins, plus some for garnish
  • ½ cup chopped mint, plus some for garnish
  • ¼ t ground cumin
  • ¼ t ground coriander
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • Chili powder for garnish


  • 1Mix first 8 ingredients together in a small bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve (up to 24 hours). Raita gets better with a few hours in the fridge as the flavors meld.
  • 2When ready to serve, garnish with chopped cucumber, cilantro, mint, raisins and a sprinkling of chili powder.