Cucumber & Mint Raita

This is very cooling cucumber and yogurt side dish with addition of refreshing fresh mint leaves… perfect to brighten up any meal or cool down spicy dishes.


  • 1 – 1½ cup natural yogurt
  • ½ large cucumber (cubed finely)
  • handful fresh / about 10 – 15 g mint leaves (chopped)
  • 1 tsp mild curry powder
  • ½ tsp garlic granules
  • rainbow peppercorns
  • salt to taste

cooling cucumber with yogurt side dish


  1. Combine yogurt, cucumber, mint, curry powder and garlic granules together.
  2. Season with freshly ground pepper and salt.
  3. Store in the fridge till served.

Makes 4 – 5 servings.


This raita can be served as baked potato filling or as a sauce or dip.

Taste good with Perfect Baked Potatoes, Salmon Baked in Breadcrumbs & Parmesan Topping or Baked Carrot Fish.

Your thoughts…

  1. I’ve never understood why people buy this instead of making it. Great recipe, Margot.

    Thanks for your comments too.

  2. This is something I just love in restaurants, but I’ve never made it myself, so thanks for the recipe. It sounds fantastic.

  3. This sounds cool and refreshing.

  4. I never thought of using pink peppercorns. Interesting. Yum.

  5. Oh sorry rainbow. Where tis my brain today?

  6. Thank you for nice comments.

    Amelita, rainbow peppercorn is my favourite and it looks so nice on the pictures :)

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