Vegan Indian Cucumber & Mint Raita

Vegan Indian Cucumber & Mint Raita

Raita is a traditional Indian dip, usually made with yogurt and seasoned with coriander, cumin, mint and cayenne pepper. As I was browsing through various vegan recipes, I noticed that the vast majority of them called for processed plant-based yogurts. Since I promote a diet without any highly-processed foods, I had to find another option. I came up with the idea of using coconut cream instead, and I just took it from there. The creamy “yogurt” in this condiment is perfectly complimented with raw grated cucumber, lemon juice and fresh mint leaves. It tasted unmistakably like the traditional version of Raita with just the slightest hint of coconut (which by no means is an unwelcome taste).

Ingredients

  • 2 cup coconut cream *
  • 1/2 cucumber, grated
  • 3 tbsp minced mint leaves
  • 1 tbsp minced coriander leaves
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp of maldon salt
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
Read the whole recipe on Gluten-Free-Vegan-Girl