Cucumber and Tomato Raita


I make tzatziki very often so it’s only logical that I had my eye set on raita for quite a while now. Raita is an Indian condiment made with yogurt, spices, and chopped vegetables (and sometimes fruit, too). Since Indian food is generally quite spicy, raita acts as a cooling agent. It can be served alongside bread, curry, or as a salad.


  • 2 cups plain yogurt (I used low-fat)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin, or to taste
  • salt and freshly groun black pepper to taste
  • 1 large tomato, cored and sliced
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and sliced
  • 1 small sweet onion, peeled and diced
  • 1/2  jalapeno or other hot green chili, stemmed, seeded and minced
  • chopped  fresh cilantro


In a medium bowl, whisk the yogurt until creamy. Stir in all the remaining ingredients. Cover and refirgerate for 30 minutes before serving.



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