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Bowls of rice, chicken tikka masala, and raita on a table with naan bread

How to Make Raita

Raita is a traditional Indian condiment made with yogurt, cucumbers, onions, and spices. Serve it with your favorite Indian dish to balance the heat!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Indian
Keyword raita
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 40kcal
Author Favorite Family Recipes


  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons red onion finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons cucumber peeled, seeded, and finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cilantro finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander


  • In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients until combined.
    A glass bowl with yogurt, red onion, cucumber, cilantro, and cumin inside
  • Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
    Raita in a glass bowl


Calories: 40kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 28mg | Potassium: 106mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 64IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 1mg