How To Make Onion RaitaPrep Time : 20 Minutes | Cook Time : NilRecipe Category : Sides | Recipe Cuisine : IndianServes 5-6
- Plain Yogurt/Curd 1and 1/4 cup
- Milk 1/4 cup or less
- Onion 1 medium(thinly sliced)
- Cilantro 2-3 tbsp(finely chopped)
- Carrot, grated 2-3 tbsp(optional)
- Dry Mint, crushed 1/4 tsp
- Jeera/Cumin Seeds 1/4 tsp
- Salt to taste
Peel onion, wash and then slice into thin slices and take it in a bowl, add 1/4 tsp salt and mix it well with the onions and add warm water to it and leave the onions in water for 5 minutes.
And add dry mint, jeera/cumin seeds and mix to the curd and add drained sliced onion, grated carrot, finely chopped cilantro and enough salt and mix everything well with curd.
Adding milk to the raita helps to minimize the sour taste and retain freshness for long time, particularly when you are making it in bulk for a party or during hot sunny days.
You can also add finely chopped de-seeded tomatoes to the onion raita.
Adding carrot is optional, I added it for picture sake.
Addition of jeera/cumin seeds gives nice flavor and enhance digestion when taken along with a rich and spicy Biryani.
I always like to add some dry mint to my raita, it give nice flavor and taste.
Rubbing the onions with salt and soaking in warm water helps to reduce the strong onion flavor n taste and also your raita will remain thick and will not turn runny after sometime.