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5 from 1 vote

Cucumber and Lime Raita

Homemade yogurt whisked with cool cucumber, lime and fresh coriander to make a refreshing and soothing yogurt dip. You can serve it as a side to any dinner spread, or a sauce with a rice casserole or a dip with some vegetable sticks. 
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Chutney, Sauce, Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6
Calories: 40kcal


  • 500 gms Yogurt preferably homemade with full fat milk
  • 1 medium Cucumber
  • 1 Lime
  • 2-3 sprigs of Fresh coriander leaves , chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Red pepper to taste


  • Peel, deseed and coarsely grate the cucumber. I don’t like throwing away the seeds of the cucumber, so I just ate them all while preparing the raita.
  • In a bowl, lightly whisk the yogurt to smooth. Add the grated cucumber, coriander leaves and zest of lime along with its juice.
  • Mix well and season with salt and red pepper. Cover and keep in refrigerator if not serving immediately. Can be prepared 2-3 hours before serving.


This raita has a flowing consistency and is great as a sauce or dip but you can also make a yogurt spread with the same recipe by hanging the yogurt in a tea towel for about 2-3 hours to remove excess water.


Calories: 40kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1.5g | Saturated Fat: 0.9g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 192mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3.6g | Vitamin A: 1950IU | Vitamin C: 61.9mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 0.4mg