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Tomato-Onion Raita

| March 19, 2013 Comment


This tomato-onion raita is a delicious accompaniment to spicy rice dishes such as vegetable pulao or any Indian bread. This raita also tastes great without onions.

Servings: 4
Cooking Time: 5 minutes


  • 3 cups plain yogurt
  • 2 cups tomatoes, cut into small cubes
  • 1/2 cup onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger, finely grated
  • Salt to taste

For Seasoning

  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp urad dal (split black gram)
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds (rai)
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1 small green chilli, slit and halved (adjust to taste)
  • 3-4 curry leaves


  1. Mix the tomatoes, onion, and ginger. Add some salt and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a small pan. Add the urad dal and fry for a few seconds. As the dal starts to brown, add the cumin and mustard seeds. As the seeds start to pop, add the green chillies and fry for a second. Add the curry leaves and pour over the tomatoes and onions.
  3. Add the yogurt and salt and mix well.
  4. Serve with roti or rice.


Category: Salads and Raitas

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