Monday, May 29, 2017

Onion Tomato Raita

                                                  No biryani feast is complete without raita .  The masala flavor and heat of biryani need to be cooled down with raita. This onion tomato raita is traditional recipe which is served in marriages and functions in India along with biryani. Raitas enhance the biryani flavor. They make the raita in a thin consistency whereas I like it in a thick consistency. This raita as such does not need any other external flavor for enhancement. I added a little chaat masala to the recipe just to have a little different flavor , which we can totally skip. 
                                  In general they chop the onions and tomatoes lengthwise. But I like to chop them into little pieces as we don't prefer large pieces. If you like raitas, do try the other raita recipes. 

Onion                                                         1 small
Tomato                                                       1 small
Coriander/cilantro leaves                            few
Green chili                                                  1
Chaat masala                                              1/2 tsp
Curd/Yogurt                                               1 cup
Salt                                                             as needed

1) Whisk curd/ yogurt into smooth texture.

2) Chop onion, tomatoes and cilantro leaves finely.
3) Now add the chopped onion, tomato, green chilli and cilantro leaves to the whisked yogurt/curd.

4) Add the chaat masala  and salt. Mix well.
Serve along with biryani.