Raitas-A Collection of Recipes

Raita (Yoghurt) Recipe Selection

Mamta Gupta

Raita is a yogurt or 'dahi' dish that makes an important part of a North Indian, everyday meal. It combines the cool taste of fresh, chilled yoghurt with various other tastes and textures of salad vegetables, fruits, herbs and a variety of spices. Yoghurt cools down the irritant effect of some of the hot Indian spices, try not to make it too hot. Another advantage of eating Raita with a meal is that the good bacteria contained in fresh yoghurt help with the digestion. In South India, where foods is generally hotter than in the North, natural yoghurt and boiled rice are traditionally served at the end of a meal to calm the stomach down.

Dishes like biriyani, pulao/pilaf, khitchri etc. are excellent served with a bowl of chilled raita. Many raitas are suitable for use as small 'dips', but generally served in generous portions with a meal.

Be creative. Experiment with different ingredients, spices, herbs, flavours. If you have new raita recipes that are missing from this list, and you wish to share them with others, please send them to me via the 'contact' link at the top of this page.


  • Ingredients are given with each raita recipe.


  1. Aubergine Raita 1

  2. Aubergine Raita 2

  3. Avocado, Tomato and Onion Raita

  4. Banana Raita With Nuts And Tarka

  5. Banana Sweet Yoghurt With Honey And Coconut

  6. Banana Sweet Yoghurt With Honey And Cardamoms

  7. Banana and Cucumber Raita

  8. Bathua or Pigweed Raita

  9. Beetroot Raita

  10. Bhindi Raita

  11. Bitter Gourd (Karela) Raita

  12. Boondi Raita

  13. Bitter Gourd (Karela) Raita

  14. Bottle Gourd Raita 1 (Yoghurt), Salt Free, Traditional Method

  15. Bottle Gourd Raita 2 (Yoghurt), Salt Free, Easy Method

  16. Bottle Gourd Raita 3 (Yoghurt), Spicy

  17. Bread Raita

  18. Cabbage Raita

  19. Carrot Raita

  20. Coriander Raita

  21. Corn Raita

  22. Cucumber Raita

  23. Cucumber, Carrot, Mint and Cress Raita

  24. Cucumber & Onion Raita

  25. Cucumber, Tomato and Onion Raita

  26. Cucumber, Yellow/Red Pepper, Onion and Mint Raita (Yoghurt)

  27. Garlic Raita

  28. Green Mango Chutney Raita. Simply add a little chutney to taste to the lightly beaten natural yoghurt/dahi & adjust seasoning.

  29. Kachnar Kali Raita

  30. Ladies Fingers (Okra) Raita (Yoghurt)

  31. Lauki or Bottle Gourd or Ghia Or Dudhi Raita 1

  32. Lauki or Bottle Gourd or Ghia Or Dudhi Raita 2

  33. Lauki or Bottle Gourd or Ghia Or Dudhi Raita 3

  34. Makhana Puffed Gorgon Nut Raita (Yoghurt)

  35. Mint Raita 1

  36. Mint Raita 2

  37. Mint Raita (Yoghurt) - 3, with Onions

  38. Mint Sauce/Raita - 4 (Yoghurt) like Indian Restaurants in UK

  39. Onion Raita

  40. Onion & Tomato Raita

  41. Pineapple Raita

  42. Pomegranate Raita

  43. Potato Raita Chaat(Dahi Alu) - 1

  44. Potato Raita Chaat (Dahi Alu) - 2

  45. Raita Spice Masala Mix

  46. Spinach Raita

  47. Spinach and Dry Dates Raita (Yoghurt)

  48. Sweet and Sour Raita

  49. Tomato Raita

  50. Vermicelli Raita.

  51. Watercress Raita.

  52. Wild Garlic Leaves Raita.

  53. Yoghurt Salad Dressing 1.

  54. Yoghurt Salad Dressing 2.

  55. Yoghurt Salad Dressing 3.

  56. Yoghurt Salad Dressing 4.

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