Onion tomato Raita


Raita is a popular savory Indian yogurt based condiment , which serves as a perfect accompaniment to hot and fiery dishes like biryanis ,spicy pulao’s and other spice laden gravies.
I’m sharing a very basic onion tomato raita ,which is the most commonly made raita,it requires very few ingredients ,all of which will be readily available in your pantry πŸ™‚

1 cup low fat plain yogurt
1/2 cup finely chopped tomato
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
3/4 teaspoon roasted cumin powder
1/8 teaspoon red chilly powder/ cayenne pepper
Salt to taste
Pinch of sugar ( optional) but do add if the yoghurt it a tad sour
2 -3 teaspoons of a mixture of chopped cilantro & mint leaves

1. In a bowl, whisk the yogurt till it’s smooth.

2. Add the remaining ingredients , and mix well. Serve immediately


1. If you will be serving this later, then do not mix the ingredients with the yogurt , as the onion will leave water, and that doesn’t make this pleasant.

2.You can also add finely chopped cucumber.

3. You may also use regular whole milk yogurt.




  1. Himali Shah says:

    The pictures you click are so fantastic. I love having raita with meals on Sundays Freda. Mom used to make every time I go home. Thanks for the recipie πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‡

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