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Onion Raita Recipe (Pyaaz Ka Raita)

This Indian-inspired onion raita recipe features creamy yogurt infused with red onions, spicy chili peppers, warming spices and fresh herbs.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: side dishes
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 6
Author: Kevin



  • In a bowl whisk together the yogurt, lemon juice and water to thin yogurt. You want this to have a loose consistency, but not watery (it needs to cling to the onions). Stir through the cumin, salt and sugar. Let sit while you slice onion.
  • Use a sharp knife or mandolin and thinly slice the red onion into rings. You'll need 1 cup total, save remaining onion for other use. Rinse onion in sieve under cold water (this helps remove sharpness, optional).
  • Remove seeds from red chili. Slice into thin strips and then dice. Chop the mint leaves.
  • Transfer the onions, red chili and mint to the yogurt mixture and stir to mix thoroughly.
  • Serve immediately with a sprinkle of red chili powder or chaat masala on top, or chill, covered, for 30 minutes for flavors to develop (optional).


Calories: 37kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.05g | Trans Fat: 0.002g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 403mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 196IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 0.4mg