Mint Raita


250 grams/½ large pot plain yoghurt
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint leaves
1 red chilli, seeds removed & finely chopped
¼ teaspoon salt plus to taste

Mix the yoghurt, mint and half the chilli and salt together until well combined.  Allow the mixture to stand for 5 minutes before checking how hot the raita is, if it’s too mild add more chilli.  Add salt according to your taste.


  • This is such a simple raita but don’t let that fool you it’s delicious as a dip or drizzled over curries.

Key words: dip, yoghurt, mint, chilli, vegetarian, gluten free, nut free