This is a quick and easy mint raita that’s perfect with papadums. Or onion bhaji. Or pakoras. Almost anything. Indian mint sauce.
Clean flavours. Bright. Tasty. Super easy to make. And versatile. There’s not a lot not to like about this. Unless you want authentic Indian. This is not that.
This is my go to restaurant style mint raita. Restaurants outside of India that is. I don’t think you’d find this Indian mint sauce anywhere in India.
It’s a mint dip really. A little thinner than a classic raita. Sweet. I actually don’t know why it works. But it does. I really shouldn’t like it. But I do. I’m betting you will too.
Mint raita takes no time to make
This almost isn’t a recipe. Just toss some stuff in a bowl and mix. Literally. You need to chop some herbs I suppose. Two minutes. Measure a few ingredients. Maybe another minute or two. And stir. Fifteen seconds.
Stir in a bit of milk to adjust the consistency. Another thirty seconds. Taste and and add a bit of salt. Fifteen seconds. So under five minutes. This has to be the easiest Indian dish ever.
Make sure you have the right mint sauce
This one can trip you up if you aren’t careful. Mint jelly is not the same as mint sauce. It’s not hard to find if you know what you’re looking for.
Check the ingredients. Mint, vinegar, and sugar. That’s about it. A other things in there. But mostly just those three.
Coleman’s is a famous brand. Baxters is another. Where I live there are domestic versions as well. It’s a key ingredient in tandoori marinade as well. So it’s good to have around.
That’s it. A few ingredients. Instant mint raita. Not authentic. More like Indian mint sauce. Tasty stuff. Try it. It surprised me the first time I made it. Maybe it will surprise you as well.
easy mint raita – indian mint sauce
- 1/2 cup plain yoghurt
- 3 tbsp cilantro finely chopped
- 3 tbsp mint finely chopped
- 4 tsp mint sauce not the same thing as mint jelly
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2-3 tsp milk to adjust consistency (optional)
- Combine all the ingredients except the milk in a small bowl.
- Add the milk, a little bit at a time, stirring it in until you get the consistency you like.
16 thoughts on “easy mint raita – indian mint sauce”
Having great success with your recipes. Can you tell me the brand name of your mint sauce? Shopkeepers here are trying to sell me chutney etc.
You are in Canada, yes? Right now I have a jar of PC Mint Sauce from Loblaws.
Thank you very much Romain, yes!
You are very welcome. Delighted you are enjoying the recipes BTW.
Dear Romain, this was the most delicious raita ever! We had it with Glebe’s chicken tikka, fresh from the bbq. So delicious! Also the kids loved it, fresh coriander and mint is not always easy for them. But thanks to your recipe they like it and get used to it! The mint sauce we could buy here at a local UK-expat-shop. I never had it before, thanks to you we have discovered it! It added just the right mint taste to the raita. Fantastic! Thank you again for enriching our taste and cooking abilities. Glebe kitchen rocks! Regards from The Netherlands, Daniel&co.
Ahhh, the BBQ. It is finally warming up here now as well and I cannot wait to replicate your meal. Tikka and mint raita is just a taste of summer for me.
Always delighted to hear from Daniel&co!
Hey. Do you have a recipe for that lovely yellow, sweet, thin minty flavoured yogurt dressing. There’s not a lot of green bits in it but it does taste minty. It’s usually served in a little pot with grilled meats or tikka grilled meats. It’s the holy grail I’m looking for and raita doesn’t quite cut the mustard.
Afraid I don’t. If I could taste it I might have a chance but I don’t get that where I am…
Hi Romain. Do you have any naan bread or roti recipes? Especially Kerala paratha?? the one with the layers – really tasty. I’m finding it very difficult to make it remotely as good as the frozen ones we buy. Do you have any ideas or tips? Thanks!
I’m still working on my naan recipe. Chapatis/roti after that. Parathas – I still use the frozen ones myself…
Have you thought of making your own mint sauce it’s amazing and one less thing to buy.
Haven’t tried that yet but there’s plenty of mint in the garden so I will give that a go!
Perfect and simple!
Isn’t that the best way? Glad you liked it.
Lovely, a minuscule amount of tomato purée gives the “U.K.” well known pinkish version x
Thanks for the tip!