Figure friendly, Creamy and Cool Onion Raita

Onion Raita

serves 2

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Deliciously Cool Onion Raita!

This is a simple,quick and easy to make raita, not to mention figure friendly, that is creamy and delicious.It goes really well with the Lettuce Wrap with Tandoori Chicken  and many other  chicken and meat dishes.It is a cooling summer favorite of mine.

Ingredients for the raita-

  • 1/2 cup plain non fat Greek yogurt, such as the Kirkland brand
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • salt to taste
  •  2 small slices of jalapeno or serrano chili
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced

To make the raita-

  1. Whisk the yogurt with the water. Add the sugar, salt, chili slices and the chopped cilantro. Stir all together until blended.
  2. Add the sliced onion and stir to coat the onion with the creamy yogurt mixture.
  3. Remove the jalapeno or serrano chili slices and serve. The chili gives a hint of spiciness, adding a layer of flavor to this raita.

Tips/Notes/Variations-

  • This raita can be made ahead of time. I make the yogurt mixture ahead of time, remove the chili( if I don’t want the raita spicy) and refrigerate it. Then I just add the sliced onion, coat it well with the creamy yogurt mixture and serve!
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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Susan says:

    My pen pal of several years who lives in India sent your link to me. During the past weekend made Dum Aloo and Dahi Murghi. Old habits of meat and potatoes are difficult to break! I have been eating and preparing Indian food for years. I haven’t tried the chicken and the riata but I will. I wish you great luck with your endeavor. An aside, once made the garam masala holds well in a dark cool place. For grinding I tried the Cuisinart coffee grinder. The motor would turn off so I replaced it with another. When I had the same problem with the second one I decided to try the Mr. Coffee coffee grinder and it has held up with multiple uses grinding my spices. I love the aroma the mixture of spices gives my pantry. Although, I made Chat Masala but did not care for the taste or aroma of the black salt. It maybe it is an acquired taste. As I have had many different foods I have not come across this taste or aroma. Fortunately a family in town was gifted a lot of Chat masala in a large jar!

    Susan

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Hello Susan,
      I am glad to hear from an accomplished cook like you!
      Thank you for your good wishes.I also use a coffee grinder for making masalas.Your comment about chat masala is so funny!
      I hope you enjoy the Tandoori chicken and Onion Raita !
      Sandhya

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