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5 from 10 votes


Banana Cucumber Raita is a delicious, creamy, spicy yogurt based accompaniment that is usually served with an Indian Meal.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Light Meal, Side Dish
Cuisine: Gujarati, Indian
Keyword: creamy banana cucumber raita, spicy banana cucumber raita
Servings: 4 servings


  • 2 cups thick plain yogurt
  • 1 cup grated cucumber
  • 2 medium ripe bananas
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ΒΌ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1-2 green chillis finely chopped or minced
  • 2 tsp coarse mustard powder
  • 3 tbsp fresh coriander chopped
  • some pomegranate arils optional


  • Grate the cucumber and squeeze out the water from it by pressing it between your palms.
  • Peel and cut the bananas into slices or dice them. Add to the cucumber.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
  • Chill the raita in the fridge for 20-30 minutes before serving.


  • Remember to squeeze out the juice from the grated cucumber otherwise the raita will become watery.
  • Add the cucumber juice to water you drink or dip 2 cotton wool pieces and keep them on your eyes as a coolant.
  • Best to use freshly roasted and ground cumin powder.