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onion tomato raita recipe for biryani

Onion Tomato Raita For Biryani, Pulao, Chapathi & Poori

Onion tomato raita is a simple yet delicious and refreshing addition for biryani, pulao, chapathi, poori, bhatura etc and is so easy to make using fresh ingredients.
Course Salad
Cuisine Indian
Keyword how to make raita, onion tomato raita, raita
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 113kcal


  • 1 medium sized onion
  • 1 medium sized tomatoes
  • 4 cups thick yogurt or curd (chilled)
  • 1 green chilies optional
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro leaves (coriander leaves)
  • ½ teaspoon roasted cumin seeds powder optional
  • salt a little, adjust to taste


  • Wash the onion, peel and slice thinly in small sized pieces (not very long).
  • Wash the slice the tomatoes in small sized pieces.
  • Gently rinse the sliced onions and tomatoes again in fresh water, drain the water and transfer chopped onions and tomatoes to a large bowl.
  • Slice the green chilies and add this to the pan, avoid using the green chilies if making for kids.
  • Add the salt and roasted cumin seeds powder, mix well.
  • In another small bowl, beat the yogurt very well without any lumps.
  • Add the beaten yogurt to the bowl containing chopped onions and tomatoes, mix everything very well. Now the onion tomato raita is ready to serve, you can transfer this to a serving bowl.
  • Once the raita is transferred to the serving bowl, add the chopped cilantro leaves to the raita for garnishing or you can gently mix in the leaves if you wish.
  • Serve the refreshing and cooling onion tomato raita with biryani, pulao or any spicy rice variety or with chapathi or poori as you wish.


Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 332mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 339IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 205mg | Iron: 1mg