Cooling Yogurt Raita

Cooling Yogurt Raita

Cooking time : None
Preparation time : 10 Min
Serves : 2
Difficulty : Easy

Summer is a time for cooling, sweet fruits, and fresh flowers all which pacify the excess heat and the pitta dosha.

Cucumber is good summer food and is thirst-relieving. Cucumber is sweet, astringent, cool, and decreases the Pitta dosha. It is a diuretic and good for urinary tract infections. They are good for anti-doting the heavy properties of yogurt, breads, and pastas making them easier to digest. I enjoy adding a dollop to my kitchadi, salads, on veggie wraps, or as a dip.

Ingredients :

  • 1/2 c yogurt
  • 1/2 small cucumber (persian are best), chopped small or pulsed in a food processor
  • 1 bunch of chives, chopped
  • 1 bunch dill, chopped
  • 1 small bunch cilantro or parsley, or a bit of both, chopped
  • Pink salt & fresh cracked pepper, to taste

Directions :

Stir everything together. Season to taste.

Chill 1 hour before serving and if you’d like, garnish with fresh garden flowers!

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