Onion-Tomato Raita/ Pyaz-Tamatar Raita

Onion-Tomato Raita

The bliss of relishing chilled raita on a sultry summer day is inexplicable. Raita is a curd or yogurt based dish which is prepared by adding assorted fruits and vegetables. A few aromatics like mint-roasted cumin spice mix (pudina bhuna jeera masala) adds the flavours to the raita making it digestible


In summers this is so soothing as this curd based dish has a cool effect on your body as well as your plate. No summer meal is completed without raitas. Raitas contain salad veggies or fruits which provide required nutrition and fibre

Prep time – 5 min Ready in – 2 min Type – side dish /appetizer/dips Cuisine – Indian Author – Bharti Dhawan


•  Thick curd or yogurt – 1 cup/300 gms

•  Chopped onions – 1 medium sized

•  Chopped tomatoes – 2 medium sized

•  Salt – 1 tsp or to taste

•  fresh mint leaves – 5-6 (chopped or torn by hand)

•  Black pepper powder – 1/4 tsp

•  Pudina-bhuna jeera masala – 1 tsp


1- Beat curd with a wire whisk to a creamy consistency

2- Add chopped onions and tomatoes and mix well

3- Add mint leaves, pepper powder and pudina-bhuna jeera masala

4- Add salt just before serving. Serve chilled

5- I like to eat onion-tomato raita with bisi bele bhat and Chana dal khichri

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