Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Onion Raita(Sliced onions in spicy yoghurt and coconut milk)


Onion raita is a famous side dish served along with biryani, parotta, tomato rice, chapathi in alla south Indian restaurants. Onion raita is prepared with onions sliced length-wise with yoghurt, coconut milk, green chillies, mint leaves and spices. For enhanced taste add chopped tomatoes and use less sour yoghurt or curd for a perfect taste. Try this salad recipe and Enjoy Cooking!!!

Ingredients:

Curds                                                           2 cups
Cooconut milk                                            2 tbsp
Onion, sliced                                              2 no.
Coriander leaves                                           A handful
Mint leaves                                                   Few
Green chilies, minced                                    2 nos.
Ginger, sliced                                               1/2 " piece
Cumin seeds                                                1 tsp.
Mustard seeds                                             1/2 tsp.
Salt                                                              To taste

Procedure:

1. Peel and mince the onion. Clean, wash and chop coriander and mint leaves.
Wash and mince the green chilies. Peel and chop the ginger.
2. Roast and powder the cumin seeds. Powder the mustard seeds.
3. Put the onions in water for fifteen minutes, drain thoroughly and keep aside.
4. Blend the yogurt with two tablespoons of coconut milk and seasonings and beat till smooth.
5. Stir in the rest of the ingredients, except the coriander leaves.
6. Serve garnished with chopped coriander leaves.


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