Onion Raitha (Indian Tzatziki)

Raitha is an yogurt-based Indian style sauce that goes great with rice dishes such as Pilau and Biriyani. It’s quite similar to a Greek Tzatziki and is quick and quite easy to make. It’s great especially with very spicy Indian dishes as it provides a sweet and cooling effect.



  1. Chop the onion into tiny cubes (0.5-1cm or 3/8 inches sized cubes).
  2. Slice the cucumber into tiny strips (Julienne). Hand crush the mint.
  3. Prep the serving bowl with yogurt and add the onions and cucumber.
  4. Add the mint, honey, 1 tsp of salt and the sugar/chili powder.
  5. Mix well and serve. Garnish with additional mint as required.


Recipe tags: quick sauce indian

Recipe posted on: 2021-03-24, last edited on: 2021-03-24, written by: Sylvain Gauthier