Onion Raita Recipe

Cool onion and yogurt salad
Indian Raita Recipe

Raita recipes such as onion Raita recipe make your meal more colorful as well as healthier. It contains all the goodness of fresh onions and yogurt. 

You can use Homemade Yogurt or store bought yogurt for this.

This Indian salad recipe is a side dish that is served with a variety of Indian rice or roti bread. Not only it is a very healthy recipe, but it is easy and simple and quick salad recipe too.

It would take you just a few minutes (the time to chop onions). about 5 minutes total including the tempering to make this raita.

You may use red onions or white onions for raitha. Tempering is optional.

How to Make Onion Raita

Ingredients for onion raitha to serve 3-4

  • Onion - 1 medium
  • Curds(plain yogurt) - 1 cup
  • Salt - to taste
  • Sugar - 1/4 tsp
  • Green chili (optional) - 1 chopped fine or slit in two.
  • Coriander(Cilantro) leaves - 1 tbsp

Ingredients for tempering

  • Oil - 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida - a pinch
Chopped onion
Fresh yogurt - dahi - curd

Making raita

Preparation - 

  1. Chop fine - onions, cilantro
  2. Slit chili in half if you want to take it out before serving. Chop chili finely if you like raita chili hot

Prepare tempering - 

  1. Heat oil. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
  2. Add the slit chili, pinch of asafetida. Take off the stove and let cool.

Final Mixing

  1. Mix together chopped onions, cilantro leaves, salt, sugar, curds.
  2. Add the prepared tempering and mix well.
  3. Serve with rice or roti bread, paratha, naan immediately or after cooling in the fridge for sometime.


You can add black pepper powder along with or instead of green chili according to your taste.

The plain yogurt(curds)should be fresh and sweet. Make sure it is not sour.

Add 1 tbsp fresh grated coconut to this raita if you wish.

Keep the raitha in the fridge if you are planning to serve it later. If left outside, it can get sour.

Raita tastes wonderful with all the rice dishes as well as roti breads.

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How to make yogurt at home - Homemade Yogurt.

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