IMG_8277A cool raita adds the dimension to a spicy biryani. Raita in India has so many variations. It is a cooling agent and very simple to prepare. It is getting wide popularity all over the world. I was surprise to hear Matt Preston talk about raita in Masterchef Australia.  This is a basic recipe of raita that I served with my mutton biryani.


Thick Curd/ Yogurt – 1 cup

Onion – 1 small

Tomato – 1 small

Green chilly – 1 small

Pomegranate – 2 tblspn

Coriander Leaves  – 1 tblspn

Salt to taste


  1. Take thick curd and whisk to make it creamy.
  2. Add little water based on how thick you want.
  3. Add chopped onions, chill, tomato, pomegranate, coriander leaves and salt.
  4. Mix well.

Keep it in fridge until ready to use. Stay tuned for more raitas in future posts.IMG_8278



2 Comments Add yours

  1. Asha says:

    awesome click..

    Liked by 1 person

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