Ginger Cucumber Raita/Dip

Garlic Raita1


There are number of variations of the basic recipe for raita, the famous Indian yogurt and cucumber condiment that accompanies every meal.

Aside from being a great party dip, this gingery yogurt dip is also delicious served with roasted veggies, rice dishes and goes very well with chips as well. Chopping /grating the ginger is the  trick that brings out ginger’s punch. Best served chilled.

Yields-2-3 servings
Preparation time-10 minutes


  • Finely chopped/grated cucumber- 1/2medium/1 small
  • Grated ginger-1tbsp
  • Natural yogurt-1 ½-2cup
  • Finely chopped/minced green chillies-1
  • Ground cumin-1/2tsp
  • Chopped cilantro/coriander- a handful
  • Black salt- 1/2tsp (can be replaced with table/sea salt)


  • Add yogurt, black salt, ground cumin, chillies and ginger to a mixing bowl and whisk well.
  • Add cucumber, cilantro/coriander and mix well.
  • Refrigerate for about 20-30minutes.
  • Sprinkle some red chilli powder to garnish

Garlic Raita2

Serving suggestion:

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Spring onion rice1


Mixed Sprouts Biryani

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  • I included the seeds of cucumber but you can discard the seeds if desired.

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on July 18, 2015, in Dips, Indian and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. Mr. Militant Negro

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  2. Mmmmm… love raita and have never had with ginger I think thats a fantastic addition.

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  3. I love cucumber raita, thanks for sharing this recipe with us!

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  4. As always, beautifully presented

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  5. healthy and delicious dip dear. YUM

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  6. Very refreshing and cooling the addition of ginger!!

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  7. This sounds wonderful! Pinning!

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