Burani Raita

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This is beautiful, isn’t it? πŸ™‚




Coming to today’s recipe, if you really glance through it, you may think, is it a recipe? I had this raita the first time at my cousin’s house when her sis-in-law made it as a side for her fried rice. I mean, when we think of a raita, it needs to have at least an onion cut up in it, but this one had literally nothing, just plain yogurt with a lovely tinge of orangish red (if that’s a color!). The raita was soon getting over when the men were feeding themselves so I rushed to inform that we should be doing an extra batch. That is when I saw her putting it together again and I was surprised. So easy, so simple, yet so delicious! I love recipes like that – which has hardly any work but tastes out of the world! πŸ™‚ I had kept a mental note to make it when I get a chance to, but I had no name to this raita, nor did she know the name. That is when I chanced upon Jyothi’s post and it clicked me – the ingredients were so similar… This raita originates from Hyderabad, as per Jyothi and when you have nothing that pairs good enough for a raita, then this is a real simple one with ingredients just there in your pantry! Apart from biriyani or pulao, I am sure this raita would go really well with parathas too…


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Looks like I had no other posts on this day in the previous years! πŸ™‚



Burani Raita

Course Sides
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 3
Author Rafeeda


  • 1 cup thick yogurt
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • Salt to taste


  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk well.
  • Leave in the fridge for 30 minutes for the flavors to intermingle.
  • Serve cold with biriyani or stuffed parathas.

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  1. So simple!
    I’ll bet that would go well with the hot & fiery Kashmiri dishes we eat too.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Bibi…

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Beena…

  2. I like the way you ended up with the recipe. I too never knew the name but most of the days I make raitas like this as my man doesnt like onions in raita. It is exactly the same ingredients I use with different random proportions! πŸ˜› so Burani it is πŸ˜›

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Famidha… πŸ˜› Even I was searching for a name… hehe…

  3. Simple yummy raitha..

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Farin…

  4. Looks so simple and delicious!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Binjal…

  5. Oh wow! I haven’t had this raita before and seeing the name made me curious! This will go so well with puris too!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so muck Kanak…

  6. Oh my! This is just my kind of raita. Specially when you are too hungry and the pulao is ready and you have no time to chop veges.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Sowmya…

  7. Never heard this before. Definitely gonna try

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Resna…

  8. No fuss at all…just so simple and flavourful…even I have few raita recipes lined up in my upcoming posts…they are part of our meal can’t avoid them

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Amrita… waiting to see your raita recipes…

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