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Raita Potato Salad

Raita Potato Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 10

Inspired by the popular Indian salad known as raita, which combines yogurt and chopped vegetables, we created this cooling potato salad. It is delicious paired with our Lamb Tandoori.


  • 3 lb. small Yukon Gold potatoes
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 seedless cucumber, peeled and grated
  • 2 cups plain yogurt, strained for 30 minutes
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. lightly toasted ground cumin seeds
  • 1 Tbs. fresh lemon juice


Bring a large pot three-fourths full of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the potatoes and boil until tender when pierced with a fork, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain in a colander. When the potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut into 1/2-inch chunks. Transfer to a large bowl and set aside.

Place the grated cucumber between several layers of paper towels and press gently to absorb excess moisture. Transfer the cucumber to a bowl and add the yogurt, cilantro, mint, garlic, cumin, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Stir until smooth.

Pour the yogurt mixture over the potatoes and stir well to combine. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serves 8 to 10.
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