Michelle shared a Raita recipe from My Father’s Daughter by Gwyneth Palthrow as a side dish in the Indian inspired meal at the South Arm Older Adults Kitchen.


Raita can be eaten like a salad if you use less yogurt, as a dip or as a way to tame the spice in curries.


  • 1 large English cucumber, peeled, seeds removed, finely diced or grated
  • 4 tablespoons peeled and finely chopped red onion, optional
  • 1 tablespoon finely sliced fresh mint or cilantro
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • a few grinds of black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pinch of cumin, optional


Yogurt has calcium and protein and is great for your digestive system.


  • Combine all the ingredients together in a bowl and stir.


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