Iahas-Cooling Cucumber Raita-Dip

Cooling Cucumber Raita (Dip)

Raita is a common Indian side salad, accompanying each meal. The recipe primarily consists of salad vegetables mixed with yoghurt. The recipe here is modified to make this dish in the form of a dip that can be served with appetizers.
This recipe is good for all doshas.
Avoid peanuts and sugar in case of server pitta dosha.
Avoid chilled yoghurt in case of severe kapha dosha.

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Total Time: 15 Minutes
Serves: 2 person


  • 2 to 3 cucumbers (persian or chinese cucumbers are good)
  • 1 cup plain yogurt (preferably full fat)
  • ½ tsp chopped green chilli
  • ½ T chopped mint
  • 1 T peanut powder or peanut butter
  • ½ T sugar (optional)
  • ½ T chopped cilantro
  • 1 t coriander powder
  • Dill leaves to garnish


  1. Peel the cucumbers and grate then through medium grater
  2. Squeeze the shredded cucumber to remove excess juices (the juice can be consumed separately)
  3. Add the cucumber in the mixing bowl and add all the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Mix thoroughly and serve

Serving suggestions

If the cucumbers are cleaned thoroughly, there is no need to peel.

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Chinmayi Kulkarni

Chinmayi is a Nutritionist turned Marketer, with Masters in both Marketing and Nutrition. Her focus is to combine her knowledge to understand and evangelize Ayurveda.

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