Serving size

2 tablespoons
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.



1/4 cucumber (8-1/4 inch) Cucumber (grated)
1 cup Nonfat Greek Yogurt
1/2 cup Coriander (cilantro) leaves, raw (coarsely chopped)
1/2 lime yields Lime juice, raw
1/2 tsp. Garam masala
1 large Green onions (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.

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GERD / Acid Reflux

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


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

Coumadin® (Warfarin)

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

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.


This is a low sodium recipe.

Recipe Notes

Raita can be made dozens of different ways: using different onions, maybe with garlic, variations with more spice and some tarter with more lime. This version has a nice balance of tartness, aromatics, and creamy yogurt.

"If life gives you limes, make margaritas."

Jimmy Buffett