Onion Raita is an Indian condiment made with yogurt, onions and is seasoned with a few spices and herbs. Its cooling and soothing taste makes it the perfect accompaniment with spicy dishes especially rice varieties like Pulao or Biryani.
I tend to make my raita not too spicy. But my mom always adds a green chilli slit into half to hers and removes it after a while or before serving. It does give a nice kick to the raita. So if you like a bit of heat in your raita try it. You could also add some fresh mint leaves too. I prefer to make this raita and serve it immediately. But if you want to make it ahead of time, mix all the ingredients together except onions and keep in refrigerator. When its time to serve, mix the onions and serve.
Now to the recipe...
1 small onion finely chopped (approximately 1/2 cup)
1 cup thick yogurt
1/4 tsp salt (or to taste)
1/4 tsp roasted cumin seeds powder and some more for garnishing
1/4 tsp sugar (optional)
1/8 tsp chaat masala
1/8 tsp of black salt
1/8 tsp black pepper powder
1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
1 green chilli slit in half (optional)
pinch of red chilli powder (garnishing)
In a bowl add the curd and mix until smooth. Then add all the other ingredients and give it a good mix. Garnish with some roasted cumin seeds powder, coriander leaves and red chilli powder.
That's it, our cool and tasty Onion Raita is ready. Serve it as a side/condiment with your favorite spicy dish. Enjoy!!