Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is NOT safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Check for modified food starch in yogurt and make sure the garam masala is gluten-free.


"If life gives you limes, make margaritas." -Jimmy Buffett

The refrigerator light goes on...

Raita can be made dozens of different ways: using different onions, maybe with garlic, variations with more spice and some tarter with more lime. I like this version because it is a nice balance of tartness, aromatics, and creamy yogurt.

I prefer to use Greek yogurt because for its creamier texture: That cool creaminess is what raita is all about. It makes the perfect accompaniment to spicy dishes, especially if you are like me and don't like your food too spicy.



Servings: 8 | Serving size: 2 tablespoons

Cooking time: 15 minutes (does not include chilling time)

This recipe can easily be multiplied and keeps well for about 24 to 48 hours in the refrigerator.

Raita recipe from Dr. Gourmet

1/4 cucumber (grated)
1 cup fat free (0%) Greek yogurt
1/2 cup fresh cilantro (coarsely chopped)
1/2 lime (juiced)
1/2 tsp. garam masala
1 large green onion (thinly sliced crosswise)

Place the grated cucumber between two sheets of paper towels and press out the excess water.

Place the grated cucumber, yogurt, cilantro, lime juice, garam masala and green onion in a small bowl and fold together gently.

Chill well before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 2 Tablespoon

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 23 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0g 0%
    Saturated Fat 0g 0%
    Monounsaturated Fat 0g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 15mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
    Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
    Sugars 1g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 4% Iron 2%
Vitamin K 28mcg Potassium 103mg