Growing Chefs! Ontario Raita


Raita is a cooling, refreshing sauce that adds amazing flavour to curries. It’s also great for cooling down spicy dishes!
Makes 1.5 cups
1/2 English cucumber, seeded and grated1/2 medium tomato, seeded and finely chopped1/2 teaspoon salt1 cup Greek yogurt1 1/2 tablespoons chopped mint leaves1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice1/2 teaspoon ground coriander1/4 teaspoon ground cumin1/2 medium carrot, finely grated
Cutting boardBox graterPairing knifeSafe chopperMeasuring cupsMeasuring spoonsStrainerWooden spoon

Get Organized!

Gather your mis en place; get together all of the equipment needed for the recipe and gather your ingredients.

Get Prepped!

Grate the cucumber. Cut the tomato in half, remove the seeds and dice finely.

In a strainer over a bowl, add the cucumber, tomato and salt. Allow to sit for 10 minutes.

Cut the mint finely with scissors.

Measure the spices, yogurt, and lemon juice into a bowl.

Get Cooking!

Press cucumbers and tomatoes to drain well and then transfer to a medium bowl along with yogurt, mint, lemon juice, coriander, cumin, and carrots. Stir to combine.

Cover with plastic wrap and let sit at room temperature for 20 minutes before serving.