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Onion Raita | Side dish for Biriyani, Pulao | Vengaya Thayir Pachadi
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Onion Raita | Side dish for Biriyani, Pulao | Vengaya Thayir Pachadi

Onion Raita is a most common side dish for Biryani or Pulao. It's a mix of yogurt, chopped onion, green chili and finally topped with coriander leaves. Very simple and easy to make raita which helps to make the biryani/ pulao meal very devine.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Accompaniment, Side Dish
Cuisine: India, South Indian, Tamil Nadu
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 67kcal
Author: Sowmya Venkatachalam


  • 1 nos Onion medium size
  • 1 cup Curd (Plain Yogurt)
  • 1 nos Green Chili finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Coriander Leaves finely chopped
  • ½ tsp Salt adjust to your taste


  • Peel the skin of the Onion and cut into two halves. Slice the onions into lengthwise
  • Take the curd in a bowl and whisk it nicely
  • Add Salt, chopped onions, green chili, coriander leaves and mix them well
  • Raita is ready to serve with Biryani / Pulao


  • You can add chopped tomato and cucumber as well. 
  • Adding a pinch of chat masala is an option. 
  • Avoid using sour curd. Also use the thick curd. 


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 67kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.4g | Protein: 2.4g | Fat: 3.3g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 10.6mg | Potassium: 67.9mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 132IU | Vitamin C: 3.3mg | Calcium: 1141mg | Iron: 0.2mg