An Onion Raita Recipe Test
The last curry that I made was the Kashmiri Chicken Rogan Josh Curry. This was a really good curry but it was a very hot curry and needs something to calm it down. There was leftover chicken rogan josh curry for a nice size dinner so I decided to make a raita to go with the leftovers to see if the raita made the curry easier to eat.
The ingredients are readily available in supermarkets and I bought the yogurt and fresh coriander (cilantro) on the way home from work.
Making the Onion Raita
It’s hard to stress how easy it is to make this raita. There is no cooking involved. All you have to do is mix the ingredients in a bowl, cover the raita and put it in the fridge to chill. I didn’t have 2 hours to chill the raita because it would mean eating around 8:30pm or 9pm – too late for midweek. So I made the raita as soon as I got home and put it into the freezer for 30 minutes while I slowly heated up the leftover rogan josh.
Tasting and Rating the Onion Raita
My flatmate and I were ready to eat when the curry had been heated through and I served up the leftover chicken rogan josh with a side of onion raita.
We ate the raita with the curry and it was good. There was a good onion zing to the raita and the creamy, mild, raita did its job of calming down the very hot chicken rogan josh. Eating a mouthful of raita by itself showed that there was a slight chilli taste to it (but nothing compared to the heat of the curry).
There was lots of onion on the raita. About the only criticism was that the onion was a bit crunchy. Maybe the onion should have been grated rather than chopped.
Anyway, the raita received a taste score of 7.5 out of 10 with a spice/heat rating of “Mild”.
This is a big raita and we barely managed to eat half of it with the curry.
Make the Onion Raita Again?
Yes, I can easily imagine making this raita again but I would grate the onion instead of chopping it.