Monday, August 14, 2017

Onion Raita | Vengaya Sambol | Vengaya Thayir Pachadi

Onion Raita/ Vengaya Thayir Pachadi/Vengaya sambal , an easy accompaniment made from curd and onions in minutes. For me, it's the much needed accompaniment when it comes to biryani, pulao or even for chapathi also. In south Tamilnadu or more specify in Tirunelveli District, we used to call this onion raita as "Vengaya sambal' or simply "sambal/sambol(சம்பல்)" till now and i never knew the name "raita" until i was there in chennai for my job. Whenever i say "sambal",my hostel mates,colleagues and some times waiters at the restaurant gave me a weird look and later that i came to know that "sambal" has a new name "Raita" in chennai and in other parts of Tamilnadu. 
Around 2 years back, when i had joined blogging marathon under the theme "condiments from other countries", i searched a lot for that theme and came to realize that sambol was the famous condiments from Srilanka and there are lot of varieties of sambol in their cuisine. May be the name came from their cuisine or vice versa. But that was very really interesting things to know. Ok..Enough with sambol stories, let see today's recipe. 

Onion Raita/Vengaya Sambol

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 0 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Accompaniment | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Onion(small) - 1
Green chili - 1
Curd - 1/2 cup
Salt - to taste
Coriander leaves - few

Cut the onions into thin slices and separate them. Chop the green chilies into small pieces.Take the curd in a bowl, add salt and mix it well till it becomes creamy.Add  the onions & green chilies, mix it well. Let it rest for minimum 30 mins before serving. Add few coriander leaves on top while serving.Tada, Your onion raita is ready.

  • Use fresh curd for better taste.
  • If you're making this for lunch box or later use and you're in hot place, add few tsp of milk into it, it will help to avoid the curd becomes sour too much.
  • Atleast rest it for 30 mins before serving.

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