Indian style yogurt sauce for your empanadas

March 19, 2020 12:16 pm Published by Nonna Maresca

Creamy, exotic and refreshing, this sauce, also known as Raita, is the perfect companion for your empanadas.



  • 2 units of liquid natural yogurt (125 grams each)
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh diced coriander
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh diced mint
  • 1 small tablespoon of mustard grain
  • ½ small tablespoon of cumin
  • 1 pinch of cayenne pepper (or any powdered chili that adds some spice)
  • 2 spring onions
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Lime zest
  • Half lime juice
  • Salt (necessary amount)



  • In a large recipient, mix the yogurt with the spices and the finely chopped herbs until everything is completely incorporated.
  • Add the finely diced spring onions and the olive oil.
  • Mix well and add the zest and the half lime juice to control de acidity.
  • Try it and add the salt if necessary. If you want it a bit sourer or the sauce is a bit too thick, add the rest of the lime juice.
  • The sauce must be kept cold, but it is important to take it out a couple of minutes earlier to serve it with the empanadas.


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