Beef with Cucumber Raita

Beef with Cucumber Raita

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total: 25 min
  • Serving: 4 Servings

Raita is a popular Indian side dish made from yogurt. It has both a cooling and spicy taste, making it the perfect accompaniment to grilled meat.


  • 1 8-ounce carton Greek-style plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup coarsely shredded unpeeled cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped red or sweet onion
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh mint
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound boneless beef sirloin steak, cut 1 inch thick
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • Fresh mint leaves to garnish


  1. Preheat the oven broiler.
  2. Place the yogurt, cucumber, onion, snipped mint, and sugar together in a bowl and mix until blended. Set Raita aside.
  3. Season the meat with the lemon-pepper seasoning, and then place on a broiler rack. Cook the meat 4 inches from the heat for 15 minutes, turning once, for medium-rare doneness.
  4. Cut the meat into thin slices and serve garnished with mint leaves and topped with the Raita.


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