Onion Raita is a creamy, tasty side dish made by mixing onions with yogurt. Onion Raita is an unbeatable combo for Biryani & Pulao and could be made in minutes. Onion Raita Recipe explained in this post with step by step pictures.Onion Raita Recipe

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Onion Raita or Vengaya Thayir Pachadi as we call in Tamil is a must sidedish for biryani.The combination of biryani with raita is like match made in heaven and I cannot imagine eating biryani without onion raita.There are many variations to this onion raita but this is the simple one amma usually makes and I am hooked on it too. The variations include onion tomato raita, onion cucumber raita, onion mint raita,cucumber onion tomato raita etc but the one I am sharing is a very simple onion raita which is the best sidedish for biryani.

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Onion Raita

Onion Raita is a creamy, tasty side dish made by blending onions with yogurt. Onion Raita is an unbeatable combo for Biryani & Pulao and could be made in minutes. Onion Raita Recipe explained in this post with step by step pictures.

Total Time20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup thick curd / yogurt
  • 1 medium sized big onion
  • 1 green chilli finely chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp coriander leaves chopped
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • Peel off the skin of onion and cut the onion into half.

  • Slice each half into thin long strips.

  • Separate them and transfer to a bowl.

  • Add little salt and set aside for 10mins, this is for the water to release.

  • Strain the water before adding it to curd, else it will make the raita watery.

  • Take your curd and whisk it well.

  • Add onion, chopped green chillies and coriander leaves and mix well. Adjust salt.

  • Serve Onion Raita with biryani.

Notes

  • You can add fresh chopped mint leaves, chopped tomato or chopped cucumber.
  • You can add a pinch of roasted jeera powder / chat masala too.
  • You can even use hand whisk to blend it together.
  • Choose thick fresh curd.

Nutrition Facts

Onion Raita

Amount Per Serving (50 g)

Calories 206
Calories from Fat 72

% Daily Value*

Fat 8g12%

Saturated Fat 5g31%

Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g

Monounsaturated Fat 2g

Cholesterol 32mg11%

Sodium 267mg12%

Potassium 541mg15%

Carbohydrates 25g8%

Fiber 3g13%

Sugar 18g20%

Protein 10g20%

Vitamin A 258IU5%

Vitamin C 15mg18%

Calcium 322mg32%

Iron 0.3mg2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Onion Raita Recipe Step by Step

  1. Peel off the skin of onion and cut the onion into half.Slice each half into thin long strips.Seperate them and transfer to a bowl.
    How to make onion raita - Step1Pin
  2. Add little salt and set aside for 10mins, this is for the water to release.Strain the water before adding it to curd,else it will make the raita watery.Take your curd and whisk it well.
    How to make onion raita - Step2Pin
  3. Add onion,chopped green chillies and coriander leaves and mix well.Adjust salt.
    How to make onion raita - Step2Pin

Serve with biryani.

Expert Tips

  • You can add fresh chopped mint leaves, chopped tomato or chopped cucumber.
  • You can add a pinch of roasted jeera powder / chat masala too.
  • You can even use hand whisk to blend it together.
  • Choose thick fresh curd.

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