Raita, or raitu as it’s normally called in Gujarati, is synonymous with Indian food, and made in lots of different ways in different regions of India. This recipe is the one I grew up eating, it’s really simple to make and can be whipped up just before serving, whilst the curry bubbles away on the hob. You can find black mustard seeds in most Indian grocers and some bigger supermarkets.

Raitu, makes 1 cup

3 tablespoons of natural yogurt
one heaped tablespoon of grated cucumber
1/4 tsp of black mustard seeds

Mix all the ingredients together, and add salt to taste. Serve immediately with your chosen curry.


2 Comments on Raita

  1. Elizabeth @ Rosalilium
    March 19, 2014 at 10:03 pm (6 years ago)

    I’m not a fan of yoghurt but the boyf loves this! I shall remember to whip some up for him next time.

    P.s. I totally had dhal for dinner too tonight.

    • deepa
      March 19, 2014 at 10:06 pm (6 years ago)

      I reckon the cucumber mixed with those mustard seeds and a little salt, perhaps lemon would be a nice alternative, bit like pickle!
      Hope you enjoyed your dal, needed it tonight for some nourishment!