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Indian Raita

A simple yet delicious accompaniment to biryanis and pulao. This recipe is made with curd, mixed together with raw vegetables such as onion, cucumber, tomatoes, and cilantro.
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Accompaniment
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people


  • Medium size mixing bowl


  • 250 gm yogurt or curd whisked
  • 4 tbsp onion finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp cucumber finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomato finely chopped
  • water
  • 2 tbsp cilantro or coriander leaves finely chopped
  • salt to taste


  • Add whisked yogurt, onion, cucumber, tomatoes and cilantro into a mixing bowl. Pour about 20ml of water(optional) to adjust consistency and combine.
    250 gm yogurt or curd, 4 tbsp onion, 3 tbsp cucumber, 2 tbsp tomato, water, 2 tbsp cilantro or coriander leaves
  • Stir in salt to taste.
    salt to taste
  • Serve delicious Indian raita alongside your favorite main: biryani, pulao or paratha. Enjoy!


  • Add salt as per your taste.
  • Skip adding water if the yogurt or curd you are using is already as per your desired consistency. Else, adding water may make the raita runny.
  • If you are into spices, sprinkle a pinch of chaat masala on top, just before serving. It tastes yummier!
  • If you want to store it, keep it in the refrigerator, covered, until it is served.
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