Onion Pachadi / Minced Onion Spiced Yoghurt

Hot summers raging its fierce fangs generally calls for food that inherently cool. Curds/ Yoghurt is one such highly nutritious coolant. spiced buttermilk or the delicious sweet lassi or when combined with fruits and vegetables are various options available to incorporate it into your daily diet.
Pachadi / Raita is an Indian spiced condiment made with yoghurt/curds usually flavored with a grated vegetable and a tempering. Numerous variations are possible with beaten yoghurt, some with cucumber, carrot, bottle gourd, some with fruits like pineapple, pomegranate etc.

Cold Onion Pachadi/Raita

Cold Onion Pachadi/Raita

Onion flavored raita is highly nutritious and effectively cooling on a hot summer day. Onions also help in beating the heat, so when combined with beaten yoghurt, its extremely refreshing and light.

Rejuvenating!

Rejuvenating!

Ingredients

  • 1 big bowl beaten fresh curds/yoghurt
  • 1 medium sized onion, minced
  • 1 thin long green chili, minced – optional
  • 1/2 tsp powdered roasted cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder, or as desired
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
  • salt to taste

Optional: Tempering – 1/2 spoon oil, 1/2 tsp mustard seeds, 1 pinch of asafetida, 2-3 curry leaves.

Method

Beat the curds, till no small lumps remain. You could add 1/4 cup of water at this stage( if you dont like it too thick). Add minced onion, green chilies and coriander. Mix in the spices and salt. Chill and Serve.

Down south, they flavor the pachadi with a tempering of heat oil, cracked mustard seeds, curry leaves and asafetida. This hot flavored oil is poured over beaten curd and served with rice.

Thats it. Easy, yumm and simply refreshing.

Beat the heat with this super easy raita.

Beat the heat with this super easy raita.

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