Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Onion Raitha

Amma's Thayir Pachadi

The Thayir Pachadi, a classic dish made by my mother, a very tasty one and my favorite Raitha, which can be served with various rice dishes. I do not like the smell of raw onions therefore prefer this fried onion Raitha.

Ingredients: Quantity
Beaten Yogurt 1 cup
Small sized Onion 1 nos
Ginger grated 1/2 tsp
Green Chili Chopped 1 nos
Coriander Leaves Chopped 2-3 strands
Mustard Seeds 1 tsp
Curry Leaves 1 strand
Oil 2 tsp
Sour Cream (Optional) 1 tbsp
Salt To taste

1) Heat oil in a small fry pan add mustard and curry leaves, once the mustard splutters add the green chilies, grated ginger, chopped coriander and chopped onion. Fry until the onion caramelizes.
2) Add this to the yogurt and add the sour cream if you are using it.
3) If the yogurt is too sour, then add a little milk. Add salt just before serving.
4) This can be served with Pulao's, Biryani, Tomato Rice or other Rice varieties.

Note: For a traditional Biryani Raitha do not fry the onions along with the other stuff. Just add them raw at step 2 along with the tempering.

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