How to make Mustard Raita -

Raita full of mustard flavour.While this cooling yogurt sauce recipe is welcome alongside spicy foods, it is also amazing slathered on flatbreads or spooned over basmati rice. Pretty simple to prepare at home, all you need is fresh curd.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Turban Tadka.

Main Ingredients : Mustard Seeds (राई), Yogurt (दही)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Raitas

Mustard Raita

Mustard Raita Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 7-8 hour

Cook time : 2-2.30 hour

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Mustard Raita Recipe

  • Mustard Seeds soaked overnight in ¼ cup vinegar and 1 cup water 1/2 cup

  • Yogurt unpeeled 3 medium

  • Yogurt 1 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Green chillies 4-5

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • Mustard oil 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder a pinch

  • Fresh coriander leaves finely chopped 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Grind soaked mustard seeds into a coarse paste.

Step 2

Grate cucumbers into a bowl. Add the ground mustard paste, yogurt and salt and mix.

Step 3

Finely chop green chillies and add to the raita. Add lemon juice and mix well.

Step 4

Heat mustard oil in a non-stick pan, add mustard seeds and turmeric powder and let the seeds splutter. Pour this tempering over the raita. Add coriander leaves and mix well.

Step 5

Transfer into a serving bowl. Chill for at least 2 hours and serve.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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