Boondi Raita

Boondi Raita is a quick, flavorsome and salubrious Indian yogurt accomplishment made with crispy besan flour balls soused in a spiced thick yogurt!

It is perfect to serve along with flavored rice, pulao, rotis, parathas and along with everyday meals

Raitas are consumed daily at my home, especially in summers it acts as a refreshing condiments that helps to cool down the body. But making same kind of raita daily can be really boring, so lets make it little interesting by add boondi.

WHAT IS RAITA?

Raita is a condiment in South Asian cuisine made of thick plain yogurt whisked till smooth and flavored with raw or cooked vegetables, fruit, or in the case of boondi raita, with fried mini balls of batter made from besan and seasoned with cumin powder, chilli powder, chat masala and salt.

TIPS TO MAKE BOONDI RAITA:

Here are some of tips i used to follow :

  • Always use thick and fresh yogurt for making raita.
  • Whisk the yogurt using a balloon whisk. It make it smooth and creamy.
  • You can even soak the plain boondi in warm water for 5 minutes to get rid of excess oil before adding it in the yogurt. But I dont prefer to soak masala or spiced boondi in water as the flavor will goes off.
  • Adjust green chillies and red chilli powder according to your preference.
  • Adjust the consistency of the raita according to your preference.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS:

I like to serve Raita with pulao, flavored rice, briyani, rotis, parathas or with your everyday meals

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BOONDI RAITA RECIPE:

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup thick yogurt
1/4 cup warm milk
1/2 cup plain or masala boondi
1 green chilli, finely chopped
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/4 tsp chat masala
salt to taste
1 tbsp cilantro, finely chopped

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Whisk the yogurt until smooth and creamy. Then add milk and mix well.
  2. Add green chilli, salt, cumin powder, chat masala and red chilli powder and combine well.
  3. If you are using plain boondi, you can soak in warm water for 5 mins and then add to spiced raita. Or if its masala boondi, you can add directly to raita.
  4. Keep in refrigerator for 15 -30 mins before serving.
  5. Finally garnish with fresh coriander leaves and some boondi for extra crunchiness.

RECIPE NOTES:

  1. Always use thick and fresh yogurt for making raita.
  2. Whisk the yogurt using a balloon whisk. It make it smooth and creamy.
  3. You can even soak the plain boondi in warm water for 5 minutes to get rid of excess oil before adding it in the yogurt. But I dont prefer to soak masala or spiced boondi in water as the flavor will goes off.
  4. Adjust green chillies and red chilli powder according to your preference.
  5. Adjust the consistency of the raita according to your preference.

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