Onion Raita

Kanda Nu Raitu

Preparation info

  • Serves

    4 to 6

    • Difficulty


Appears in

My Bombay Kitchen

By Niloufer Ichaporia King

Published 2007

  • About

Onion raita has the perfect punch to serve with pulaos and biryanis. It’s good with any grilled meat or fish, too. Make it with a red onion for more color.


  • 1 large sweet red or white onion
  • Salt
  • 1 to 2 fresh red or green chiles (op


  • Chop or slice the onion finely. Sprinkle the onion with salt and let it stand for half an hour. Squeeze out the brine. Taste. Rinse off excess salt if necessary.
  • Chop in a green or red chile or two and some coriander leaves, if you like, and combine everything with plain yogurt, going for a fairly slack consistency.