Cucumber and Green Onion Raita

Served as a side dish along with fried rice or served as a dip, raita is a great way to use up cool summer cucumbers.


With so many garden fresh cucumbers delivered by my neighbor, I had already made cucumber salad and cucumber sandwiches and still had loads of cucumbers left over. I was wondering what else I could make when this cucumber and green onion raita seemed like a perfect summer dish.


Cucumber and Green Onion Raita


  • 1 English cucumber finely cut
  • 2-3 stalks of green onion finely cut
  • 3 cups plain yogurt
  • Salt
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish


  • Mix the yogurt, cucumber, green onions, and salt together.
  • Next add the cumin powder and paprika and mix-in.
  • Garnish with cilantro. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

5 thoughts on “Cucumber and Green Onion Raita”

  1. Reblogged this on Crackling Pork Rinds and commented:
    Ralta is a salad or side dish. (I looked that up, because I haven’t really understood all things about Indian food and I wasn’t sure if this wasn’t something that needed something else to eat it and apparently not!)

  2. Kalpana, your post on Cucumber & Green Onion Raita looks really good. I make it quite often since Del likes Raita. Instead of using green onion, I generally use red onion. Like you mentioned there are many variations in Raita.
    Back home, my mother used to make eggplant Raita,
    Beets Raita, capsicum Raita and bitter melon Raita among others.
    As always , I enjoy reading all your posts and try some of the recipes.

    1. Thanks for your comment Devi. You are so right, there are so many variations of raita and its great to try them all. My friend Shalini made an eggpant raita for a lunch I had recenlty and it was delicious. Thank you for taking the timet to comment. Much appreciated! 😘😘

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