Simple Mint Raita (Yogurt Sauce)

May 29, 2017

Author Notes: When you've made an Indian rice dish like biryani, and suddenly realize you haven't made the raita to accompany it, this is what you whip together. No chopping onions or herbs necessary.Sneha Gupta

Makes: about 1 1/2 cups


  • 1 cup plain yogurt (whole milk or reduced fat)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons dried mint powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder (roasted, if you can find it)
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • salt, to taste
In This Recipe


  1. Whisk the yogurt and add water, until very smooth. Add the dry powders and mix, until fully incorporated. Adjust salt. Serve!

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