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Onion raita recipe | How to make onion raita

Onion raita is a common side dish in India used as condiment for mainly biryani. Learn how to make it perfectly with video, step by step photos.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: Indian


  • 1 Onion
  • ½ cup Curd
  • 1 tablespoon Cream or ¼ cup milk
  • 1 Green chilli slit
  • ½ Tomato deseeded, chopped finely
  • 2 tablespoon Carrot chopped
  • 2 tablespoon Coriander leaves chopped
  • Salt as needed


  • Peel and wash onion. Cut into two and remove the dried thick part on the top.
  • Take a mandoline slicer, hold the onion vertically. Slice the onion. Crush gently to separate the petals.
  • In a mixing bowl, place sliced onion, little salt. Mix and keep aside for 5 mins. This softens onion, brings out the flavor well as it sweats.
  • Take curd (plain yogurt) in a mixing bowl. Beat smoothly using a whisk.
  • Mix in the sliced onion, finely chopped tomato, carrot, coriander, green chilli, required salt, cream (or milk if adding) and mix well.
  • Adjust the consistency as needed using water/ milk.



  • Consume onion raita fresh, don't store the leftovers.
  • Using milk or cream balances the taste as well as adds richness.
  • Green chilli and coriander adds flavor too.
  • If you want you can skip carrots, add cucumber.