Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Cumin Flavored White Onion Salad (Safed Pyazka Raita)

Did you have seen white, small onions on Mumbai-Goa highway? When you travel on Mumbai-Goa Highway or Mumbai-Alibag in Summer, you can see ‘White Onion’ at the road side shops. These white sweet onions are mostly available and popular in ‘Kokan region’ in March to May.
White onion, being a diuretic, increases the secretion of urine. White sweet onions especially eating raw onion in the summers saves you from heat stroke therefore it is good to take it regularly in the summers. You can use it in salads, salsas and many more.

This is a summer special recipe. White onion, cumin, coriander leaves and curd.... all ingredients beat the heat.

White onion, chopped- ½ cup
Curd/yogurt- ½ cup
Roasted cumin powder- 1½ to 2 tsp
Fresh coriander, finely chopped- 1 tbsp
Green chilli. chopped-1 (optional)
Rock salt- to taste

Combine all ingredients together and mix well. Serve with a meal.

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