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Raita (Indian Yogurt Dish)

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Recipe By Barbara Samson

No matter how your team is doing Sunday, you’ll be cool as a cucumber with this dip!

Makes about 2 ½ cups.


  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • 1 cucumber, seeds removed and coarsely shredded (about 2 cups)
  • ½ cup finely chopped or shredded fresh vegetables (I like to use a colorful  mix of red onion, carrot and seeded tomato)
  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped fresh mint or cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime or lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • Pinch of salt and black pepper


    1. Combine all the ingredients. Cover and refrigerated to chill and allow flavors to blend.
    2. Use within 2 to 3 days. Serve this cool, colorful and nutritious recipe as a side dish, dip or condiment.
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