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Updated: Jan 9, 2023

Dips and chutneys are often used in Ayurveda to compliment meals and increase the digestive capacity of food. I’ve always loved Cucumber Raita as a simple, cooling addition to a curry and chapati.

In the hot Summer months, Cucumber Raita can provide soothing healing effects on an aggravated and inflamed Pitta digestion. Especially when using coconut yoghurt, this little wonder dip can assist conditions like heartburn, acid reflux, excess sweat, sun induced fatigue and the nausea or dizziness associated with dehydration. You can eat it simply as a snack with your chosen bread or have it as a side to your main meal.


Again, like most things Ayurvedic, this recipe is uncomplicated and really highlights a few ingredients to stand out and be appreciated.


  • 250-300 g good quality coconut yoghurt

  • A small organic Lebanese cucumber finely diced

  • A handful of fresh mint finely chopped

  • A pinch of fresh cracked pepper and Himalayan Pink Rock Salt

  • Optional: 1 clove of garlic peeled, and minced

  • Optional: a squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice


Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir gently until well combined. Serve immediately.


The sole purpose of these articles is to provide information about the science of Ayurveda. If you have an acute or chronic health concern, please consult your chosen trained health care professional who can fully assess your needs and address them effectively. If you are seeking the medical advice of a qualified Ayurvedic Practitioner, contact The Sattva Centre directly -

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