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Onion raita served in a bowl with another bowl and herbs in the background

Onion raita

Onion raita- a simple, refreshing side dish from India that gets ready in just 5 minutes. The combination of crunchy, sharp onion with creamy, refreshing yogurt and Indian spices, is something you must try this summer.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Diet Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 44kcal




  • Put yogurt in a large bowl. Add water and whisk until smooth.
  • Add all the remaining ingredients and mix.
  • Serve chilled with any Indian meal or drizzle over your favorite appetizers.


  1. Adjust the amount of water depending upon the thickness of your yogurt and the raita consistency you prefer. I have used thick yogurt and I don't like very runny raita so used this ratio. 
  2. Chop the green chili pepper very finely. It should just give a tiny kick in every bite and not burn your tongue.
  3. You can also add other seasonings like chaat masala, dried mint powder, or fresh mint.
  4. This raita can be served as a side dish with any Indian or Middle Eastern meal. You can also drizzle it over your appetizers or serve on the side as a dip.
  5. More recipe tips and tricks are given in the post above, please follow them to make this recipe.


Calories: 44kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 60mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 48IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 1mg