Onion Raita, Pyaz ka Raita
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onion raita is a simple raita to make in 10 minutes. Ingredients of onion raita are onion, curds, green chillies, jeera and dhania which are always available in Indian kitchens.
This is a must-know, must-try onion raita recipe even for those who have just started out on the path of cooking! This onion raita is perfect to cool your body down from chilled curds and onions during the hot Indian summers.
onion raita, a delectable combination of onions and curds spiced gently with green chillies and cumin seeds powder, is a fabulous combination for just about any Indian dish, be it a pulao, biryani or paratha.
See why this is a healthy onion raita. Raw onions are a very valuable source of vitamin C – the immune building vitamin. Along with other phytonutrients from onions, it helps to build WBC (white blood cells) which serves as a line of defence against illness. Curds are critical in any raita. Curds help in digestion as it has very good bacteria. Probiotics in curds acts as a mild laxative but, in case of diarrhoea and dysentery, it is a boon, if curd is used with rice.
onion raita is an easy but peppy accompaniment that lifts the mood of any meal. You can also try other raita recipes like Palak Raita and Boondi and Pomegranate Raita.
Learn to make onion raita recipe | pyaz ka raita | healthy onion raita | with step by step photos below.
- To make onion raita, combine the curds and salt in a deep bowl and whisk well.
- Add all the remaining ingredients and mix well.
- Refrigerate the onion raita for atleast 30 minutes and serve chilled.
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What are Raitas ? Raita is a quintessential accompaniment for any Indian meal. It adds a refreshing note, making the heaviest of meals seem light and digestible. Simply put, raita means veggies and/or fruits in curd.
South Indians temper the raita with mustard and red chillies, while in the North it is served with a sprinkling of spice powders. A raita can be standalone, like Tomato Raita, Pineapple Raita or Onion Raita. Or, it can be a combo of fruits and veggies like Dill and Cucumber Raita.
Often, a garnish of coriander or mint is added to give the raita a herby punch. The herb itself can be the focus of a raita, as in the case of the popular Mint Raita!
You can also make fun-packed raitas like the Boondi Raita, which appeal to kids as well as adults. Get creative with the fruit-veggie combos and garnishes too.
When you are in the mood for some experimentation, try garnishing your raita with crushed toasted papad just before serving. Or, add some roasted cashews or crushed peanuts for a crunchy interlude. Unleash your imagination, and you will realize the world of raitas is endless.
To make onion raita recipe | pyaz ka raita | healthy onion raita | combine curd and salt in a deep bowl. Curd is one of the richest source of protein, calcium and minerals. They help in weight reduction, good for your heart and build immunity. Being low in sodium, it is safe to be eaten by individuals with high blood pressure.
Whisk it well. Make sure there are no lumps left.
Add onions. Yes, it’s a source of many antioxidants, the most important one amongst them being Quercetin. The quercetin in Onions promotes production of HDL (good cholesterol) and lowers total cholesterol in the body. The sulphur in onions act as a blood thinner and prevents blood clotting too. This in turn would lower blood pressure and good for heart, diabetics.
Add green chillies. You can adjust the quantity according to your preference of spice.
Add cumin seed powder. It will enhance the taste of the raita and give it a nice earthy taste.
Add coriander. It will give add freshness to the onion raita.
Mix onion raita | pyaz ka raita | healthy onion raita | well and refrigerate for atleast 30 mins.
Serve onion raita | pyaz ka raita | healthy onion raita | immediately.
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