Mint Coriander Raita | Indian Mint Cilantro Dip

Mint coriander raita recipe with step by step photos. This raita has a refreshing minty taste and a subtle lemony flavor from the fresh coriander leaves. This combo gives a slight punch and takes something as basic & simple like raita, to a completely new level. Instead of just a side accompanying dish, this raita stands out because of its strong flavors.

Most of the raitas are not very strong and usually are subtle, mild and have a soft presence to be served as a side dish. But This raita has very strong flavors.

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mint coriander raita

Best is to pair this raita with something light and mild main course. A few suggestions would be light rice dishes like vegetable pulao, peas pulao, jeera rice. It can go well with khichdi too.

If pairing this mint coriander raita with a biryani then don’t serve with a highly flavored and spiced biryani. i had made this raita to go with Kashmiri biryani which is mild and does not make use of onions, garlic and tomatoes.

How to make mint coriander raita

1. Measure and keep all the ingredients ready for making the raita.

mint coriander raita recipe

2. Rinse ¾ cup mint leaves, ½ cup coriander leaves and 1 chopped green chili with water. you can also rinse them in a colander.

mint coriander raita recipe

3. In a blender jar add the mint leaves, coriander leaves and green chili.

mint coriander raita recipe

4. Add very less water for grinding.

mint coriander raita recipe

5. Grind till smooth.

mint coriander raita recipe

6. In a big bowl or vessel – take 1 cup yogurt (curd). The curd should be fresh and not sour.

mint coriander raita recipe

7. Whisk the yogurt till smooth.

mint coriander raita recipe

8. Add 1 medium sized onion (chopped) in the yogurt.

mint coriander raita recipe

9. Then add ¼ teaspoon red chili powder, ½ teaspoon roasted cumin powder, ½ teaspoon chaat masala powder and black salt or rock salt as required.

mint coriander raita recipe

10. Stir and mix the spice powders very well.

mint coriander raita recipe

11. Now add the ground mint-coriander paste in the spiced yogurt.

mint coriander raita recipe

12. Mix well.

mint coriander raita recipe

12. while serving you can garnish with a few mint leaves or coriander leaves.

mint coriander raita recipe

14. Serve the Mint coriander raita with some lightly spiced dish. You can also chill the raita and then serve later.

mint coriander raita recipe
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mint coriander raita

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Mint coriander raita with refreshing mint and coriander flavors and taste.
mint coriander raita recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:10 mins
Total Time:10 mins
Course:side dish
Cuisine:indian
Servings (change the number to scale):3
(1 CUP = 250 ML)

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup mint leaves
  • ½ cup coriander leaves (cilantro leaves)
  • 1 green chili, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon roasted cumin powder - or as required
  • ½ teaspoon chaat masala powder or as required
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili powder - or as required
  • 1 cup curd (yogurt - dairy or vegan) - i used cashew curd
  • black salt or rock salt or sendha namak as required

Instructions

  • Grind the mint, coriander & green chili with some water to a smooth consistency. 
  • Add very less water while grinding.
  • Whisk yogurt till smooth.
  • Add the ground mint + coriander + green chili paste. 
  • Then add the chopped onions, all the spice powders and salt. Mix very well. 
  • Stir and serve the mint coriander raita with some lightly spiced dish.
  • You can also chill the raita and then serve later.

Nutrition Info (approximate values)

Nutrition Facts
mint coriander raita
Amount Per Serving
Calories 80 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 498mg22%
Potassium 258mg7%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 788IU16%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 1mg67%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 1mg59%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 1mg5%
Vitamin B6 1mg50%
Vitamin B12 1µg17%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Vitamin D 1µg7%
Vitamin E 1mg7%
Vitamin K 8µg8%
Calcium 135mg14%
Vitamin B9 (Folate) 27µg7%
Iron 7mg39%
Magnesium 22mg6%
Phosphorus 96mg10%
Zinc 1mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Dassana Amit

Dassana Amitnamaste and welcome to vegrecipesofindia.com which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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9 comments/reviews

  1. Yummy raita !! It went really well with gatte ka pulao

    • thanks nandini

  2. Hi , have you tried cracker topping recipes ? if so, pls share.

    • yes i have tried. but never updated on the blog. will keep your request in mind.

  3. all your pictures are a joy to anyy hungry soul. lovely recipe, refreshing and perfect for the weather.

    • thanks sayantani

  4. Lovely raita!! Healthy too! Love the addition of “roasted” cumin powder – new to me!
    Love the pulao near by.

  5. I love to pair Mint Raita with Biryani too,I feel the flavors complement each other well.Love the bowl of Kashmiri Biryani,looks delicious!

  6. wow so yummm lovely raitas it would taste awesome with so many stuff got to try it for sure,