Cucumber Onion Raita

I know I have not been doing too much of writing these days… And I am sure that readers who are regular on this blog, can feel that there is something wrong… Hehe… it’s just that I am in no mood to do elaborate write-ups before starting my posts these days. Maybe, Β I will call it “the writer’s block”. I have been cooking and clicking a lot these days as my parents are not around and I am free to experiment, and that is kind of increasing my list of drafts to as much as possible. However, that also gives me the freedom to take a cooking break for some time and still ensure that the blog is not hungry! That is a good sign in itself, right… πŸ™‚


I have posted so many biriyanis on my blog, yet, never posted the recipe of a raita. All of them have their own way of making raita, which is an awesome combination with biriyani any time. The way I make it at home, I do a mixture of how my HD likes it (with ginger and pepper) and how an aunt of mine used to make it (with a tinge of mayonnaise). The ginger and pepper gives the calming effect while the mayonnaise increases the creaminess of the raita. Off to this very good friend of biriyani… πŸ™‚


OK, so that calls for what is going to come up next on the blog – a biriyani recipe, of course! πŸ˜‰




Cucumber Onion Raita

Course Dip
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 500 ml thick yogurt
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • A dash of salt and pepper


  • Chop the cucumbers into small peices.
  • Chop the onions also into bit sized pieces.
  • Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  • Serve immediately with biriyanis or pulaos.

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  1. Yumm… give me some biryani and I am all into it.

    1. Thank you so much Lisha…

  2. Cool and comforting raita πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Chikku… πŸ™‚

  3. the simple dish too is looking so exotic..

    1. Thank you so much Smitha…

  4. Easy to make raitha perfect side dish for all variety rice and biryanis

    1. Thank you so much Eliza….

  5. my kids can go on and on with this !

    1. Thank you so much Sona…

  6. simple and healthy……….

    1. Thank you so much Femi…

  7. I find this raita a perfect accompaniment to so many dishes!

    1. Thank you so much dear…

  8. Healthy & refreshing raita! My fav combo with any spicy paratha πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Sangeetha… πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Veena…

  9. This raita is my favorite!!

    1. Thank you so much Pankthi…

  10. hmm creamy raita… I sometimes feel it as not a side but a main dish as I can go on and on having it alone πŸ™‚ I can imagine it going well with your variety of biriyanis ..yumm

    1. Thank you so much Anupa… πŸ™‚

  11. Raita with a mayo hmm sounds great to me πŸ™‚ delicious looks πŸ˜‰

    1. Thank you so much Monu… πŸ™‚

  12. Love all forms of raita but never tried with mayo! Looks so delicious!

    1. Thank you so much Beulah…

  13. Ya raitha and mayonnaise is new for me……tz so cool and creamy …….

    1. Thank you so much Remya…

    1. Thank you so much Asiya…

  14. I know this raita would taste awesome. Give it to me, I'll have it as such without any other accompaniment

    1. It's urs dear… thanks a lot…

  15. raita is always my fav! At times my hubby tells when I'm tired that we will enjoy pulao with curd, but I can't, so whatever be the case, I always try preparing raita, htis cucumber onion raita is looking good dear! πŸ™‚

    1. It is like everybody's favorite, right… πŸ™‚ Thanks a lot Sangee…

  16. Looks so creamy and yummy Rafee… I love it:)

    1. Thank you so much Rekha… πŸ™‚

  17. Iyoo ee post thanks okke paranju close cheythoo…sorry late ayee :))
    Raita looks yum ..I make something similar it is so funny how we go for low fat on yogurt and then make up for all that with mayo :))

    1. πŸ˜€ ente ponne… aake chiripichallo!!! Low fat mayo upayogichal mathi! πŸ˜› U r always welcome here, ethra late aanenkilum… πŸ™‚ Thanks dee…

  18. simple yet delicious side!! love the clicks too πŸ™‚

  19. a refreshing raita with cucumber!would love to try…

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