Mint Cucumber Raita Recipe

Mint Cucumber Raita

Mint Cucumber Raita

Mint cucumber raita is a refreshing raita with flavoured with mint, cucumber and spices.

A bowl of raita goes well with almost all North Indian dishes and is not only pleasing to the palate but also makes the digestion process a whole lot easier.  Most meals in India are accompanied by some variety of Raita. Not only is Mint cucumber Raita a delicious dish but also adds to the nutrition too as the yogurt facilitates in digestion and addition of spices like cumin, black salt complements its digestive properties.

Mint Cucumber Raita is not only a delicious addition to any meal but perfect for summers to cool down the body and aids in digestion and breathing disorders too. I love mint and use it in lots of recipes for its cooling properties and also because it makes any dish refreshing and zingy.  

Mint Cucumber Raita can be served with the rice recipes like Vegetable Dum Biryani, Parda Biryani, Vegetable Pulao, Beetroot Rice, Kashmiri Peas Pulao and Peas Pulao to name a few.


2 cups plain yoghurt
¼ cup mint leaves
1 teaspoon cumin powder
Salt to taste
¼ cup grated cucumber



Grind the mint leaves with 1-2 tablespoons water into a fine smooth paste.


In a bowl, add the yoghurt and whisk it to form a smooth consistency. Next, add the prepared mint paste, cumin powder, salt and cucumber. Whisk it to form a smooth creamy raita.

Serve chilled!

Tips & Variations

  1. I always prefer to use fresh yoghurt for the raita. Take care that the yoghurt is not sour.
  2. You can use plain Greek yogurt, natural yogurt, or any other yogurt of your preference. Just make sure it is natural in flavour. Use fresh and thick yogurt.
  3. Make sure to whisk the yogurt for a creamy smooth texture.
  4. If the yogurt is a bit sour you can add ½ teaspoon of sugar.
  5. The consistency of the raita is again a personal preference. Some people prefer thin consistency whereas I like medium- thick consistency.
  6. I prefer to add water to thin the raita, but you can add some milk too.
  7. You can also add some chaat masala too.
  8. Always serve the raita chilled.
  9. If you want, you can chop the mint leaves instead of grinding.
  10. You can add 1 tablespoon cream to make it creamier.
  11. If you want to make it spicy, add ½ teaspoon red chilli powder.