Plain Raita

  • Prep Time: 2 mins
  • Total Time: 2 mins
  • Servings: 6
  • About This Recipe

    “It is an indispensable accompaniment of Indian cuisine.A great way to enjoy your meal and mail in the hot summer months!”


  • 2cupsyoghurt( 500 ml)
  • 1teaspooncumin seed, roasted and ground
  • 1 1/2 teaspoonssalt
  • 1dashblack pepper
  • 1teaspooncoriander leaves, finely chopped
  • Directions

  • Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Keep in a cool place until needed.
  • Serve chilled.
  • Reviews

  • “This was a great raita recipe! I loved all the flavors of the spices within it, but I did add mint and minced cucumber at the very end and it was great! Went very well with the bhindi masala. T”

  • “This is really super. Quick & easy. I made this as part of a vegetarian Indian meal I made for my family-and was asked for the recipe later. Clean, crisp, satisfying flavor. I didn’t have whole cumin seeds at the time, so I just dry-toasted the ground cumin at hand, and it was still great!”

  • “Simple clean flavors, perfect.Thanks, Charishma.I also added a teaspoon each of chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley and chives.”

  • “Yummy, perfect for our Indian dinner tonight.I followed the recipe as written and really enjoyed the taste.It was a great accompaniment to cool down the curry.Thank you Charishma Ramchandani”

  • “Very good.:)I added a bit of garlic and hot pepper instead of salt, to cut down on the sodium.Thanks!”

  • “What an excellent recipe! I make this to have on its own (yes, naan/raita junkie here). In contrast to the other reviewers who felt there was a bit too much cumin, I thought the original recipe too salty for my tastes, so I’ve been using 1 tsp of salt instead of the 1.5 indicated. I may dial that down further if I add cucumbers/tomatoes to it. At any rate – an excellent recipe. Thanks for sharing!”

  • “You can’t eat these wonderful dishes without Raita, it wouldn’t be right :)This is delicious, I agree with adding the cuc’s tom’s and teeny bit less cumin,The main dish usually has plenty! Very yummy~!!”

  • “We’ve made this recipe a few times now.WE LOVE IT.We also added cucumber and diced tomatoes (so that it’s like the Raita from our favourite restaurant) and we tone down the amount of cumin as I find it is a little too much as is.”

  • “Delicious.Added a bit of grated cucumber for some texture.Everyone loved it.”

  • “This was ok, a bit too thick, and it was a little bland. We added extra spice and some cayenne pepper which helped.”