Raita recipes

Serve an authentic, cooling raita alongside your next spicy Indian curry. We've loads of raita recipes, including mint raita, cucumber raita and more.

18 recipes



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4 reviews

This cucumber raita is flavoured with fresh mint, fresh coriander and a touch of ground cumin. You'll be making this often!

Recipe by: manju

91 reviews

I like to serve this cool, refreshing raita with my Lamb Tagine, which you can find on this site. Make the salad early in the day and keep in the refrigerator to let the flavours blend and intensify. Add more mint to taste, but do not substitute dried mint; the flavour is just not the same.

Recipe by: Lisa

2 reviews

A biryani consists of curried meat, poultry, fish or vegetables combined with basmati rice to make a complete meal. Here a turkey curry is layered with the rice and baked, then served with a fresh cucumber raita.

Recipe by: Norma MacMillan

2 reviews

This is lovely served as an accompniment to curries or can also be served as a dip!

Recipe by: Keri

No reviews

A tasty accompaniment to Indian curries or a cool starter with naan bread. Yoghurt, tomatoes and cucumber seasoned with cumin, salt and fresh coriander.

Recipe by: Pankaj

No reviews

This is a very versatile raita, that can be used as a condiment, eaten along side rice dishes and curries. Can also be eaten on its own as a light lunch, along with samosas or pakoras. This recipe uses low fat yoghurt, however for a more luxurious raita, you can use Greek yoghurt.

Recipe by: ShaneelaRAQAI

No reviews

This is a very fresh and very pleasant starter.

Recipe by: Capucine

6 reviews

A very nice and slightly spicy raita, with a delectable smoky flavour from the chargrilled aubergine. You can eat it on top of rice, with chapati or with your favourite curry.

Recipe by: Nausheen Khan

1 review

Whip up an authentic Indian cucumber raita in less time than it takes to place a takeaway order!

Recipe by: SavitaJ

No reviews

This isn't your typical raita, but is wonderful change from the norm. Generally we make tomato raita to have with biryani, but I found this tasty and slightly different.

Recipe by: sumana

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