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Meals That Heal: Raita | Cucumber Relish

Raita is a cooling addition to any meal in the summertime – especially if the dish is a little spicy. Cucumbers help reduce heat, especially the heat of Pitta. So, take a little Raita with each bite of your meal to cool it down. Perfect for hot sunny days when you need to cool down, chill out and reduce Pitta.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cooling Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Side Dish
Servings 4


  • 2 medium-size cucumbers
  • ½ tsp Himalayan pink salt https://amzn.to/3h8FISx
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper 
  • cups plain yogurt
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh mint


  • Peel cucumbers, remove seeds and slice thinly.
  • Mix all ingredients together.
  • (Salt, pepper, and mint to taste).
  • Place in the refrigerator 30 minutes or more to allow all the flavors to blend.
Keyword Cucumber relish
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