Boondi Raita


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Boondi Raita

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Here is a Boondi Raita that includes the fun of having your favourite namkeen too. When you have boondi on hand, the Boondi Raita is extremely quick and easy to make.

Just mix in chilled curds, spice powders and boondi, garnish with coriander and you Boondi ka Raita is ready to go.

You can serve this Boondi Raita immediately if you want to enjoy the crunch of the boondi, else refrigerate for a while and serve. Take care while adding salt to the Boondi ka Raita, because the boondi also has salt in it.

Serve Boondi Raita with parathas, pulaos and biryanis or as a side dish to any Indian main course.

Enjoy how to make Boondi Raita recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.

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Boondi Raita recipe - How to make Boondi Raita

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 6 servings
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Ingredients

For Boondi Raita
1 1/2 cups boondi
1 1/2 cups whisked chilled curd (dahi)
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 1/2 tsp chaat masala
2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) powder
salt to taste
2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
Method
For boondi raita

    For boondi raita
  1. To make boondi raita, combine curds and approx. ¼ cup of water in a deep bowl and mix well.
  2. Add the chilli powder, chaat masala, cumin seeds powder and salt and mix well.
  3. Add the boondi and coriander and mix well.
  4. Serve the boondi raita immediately.

Handy tips:

    Handy tips:
  1. For soft boondi, refrigerate the raita for 15 to 20 minutes and then serve.
  2. Alternatively, you can soak the boondi in enough water for 15 minutes, drain it and squeeze out the excess water and add it to the curds.

Boondi Raita Video by Tarla Dalal

Boondi Raita recipe with step by step photos

To make the boondi for the Boondi Raita:

  1. To make Boondi for Boondi Raita, take a deep bowl and add the besan into it.
  2. Add the salt to taste. You can skip adding salt if you are making Meetha (sweet) boondi.
  3. Add about ¾ cup of water. Add the water little by little to prevent the formation of lumps. Add about ¼ cup initially. 
  4. Mix it well with the help of a whisk. Break all the lumps.
  5. Now add the remaining amount of water and mix well.  
  6. Add ½ tbsp of oil. It makes the boondis crispy and also helps to pour the batter smoothly into the hot oil for frying.
  7. The batter should be of a pouring consistency. It should be slightly thinner than a dosa batter.
  8. Heat the oil for frying the boondi in a deep non stick pan. Pour about ¼ cup of the boondi batter into a large and round perforated spoon(boondi jhara) The holes in the Jhara should not be too large. Large holes will ruin the shape and size of the boondi. 
  9. Fry the boondi till they turn golden.
  10. Use another jhara (perforated spoon) to drain the boondi from them oil.
  11. Place the boondis on an absorbant paper to get rid of the excess oil.
  12. Repeat the steps 8 to 11 to make more boondis with the remaining batter. You will get around 3.50 cups of boondi. Store the boondi in an air tight container.

How to make Basic Boondi Raita:

  1. To make the Boondi Raita, take a deep bowl and add the curd into it. Beat it up using a whisk to make the texture of the curd smooth. Add approx. ¼ cup of water to make the dahi thinner. 
  2. Mix well using a whisk or a spoon.
  3. Now, add the chilli powder for the spice. 
  4. Add the chaat masala for a chatpata flavour.
  5. Add the cumin seeds powder. It provides an earthy flavour to the Boodi Raita.
  6. Now, add the boondi. We have used freshly made boondis. You can also use store-bought boondis. Make sure that the boondis are not soggy or rancid.If you like moist and soft boondis in the raita, soak them in enough water,drain and squeeze them before adding them  to your Boondi Raita. Alternatively, refrigerate the raita for 15 minutes before you serve.
  7. Add the coriander and mix well. It provides a hint of freshness to the Boondi Raita. 
  8. Finally, add the salt to taste.  Mix well. You can skip adding salt if your boondis are salty.
  9. Serve the Boondi Raita immediately.

Boondi Raita with cucumber:

  1. To make Boondi Raita with cucumber take about 1 cup of grated cucumber. Squeeze out the excess water using your palms and place it on a clean and dry plate. Keep aside.
  2. Take a deep bowl and add the curd into it. Beat it up with the help of a whisk.
  3. Add approx. ¼ cup of water to thin the dahi down. Mix well with the help of a whisk.
  4. Add the grated and squeezed cucumber.
  5. Now, add ½ tsp chilli powder. 
  6. Also, add 1 ½ tsp chaat masala.
  7. Furthermore, add 2 tsp cumin seeds powder to the Boodi Raita with cucumber.
  8. Add about ¾ cup of boondi.
  9. Add 2 tbsp chopped coriander and mix well using a whisk. You can also substitute it wih finely chopped mint leaves.
  10. Add the salt to taste to Boondi Raita with cucumber and mix well. Do not ad salt if your boondis are salty. Always taste the raita before you add the salt.
  11. Serve the Boondi Raita with cucumber immediately. 

Boondi Raita with mint:

  1. To make the Boondi Raita with mint, Take 1 ½ cups of curd in a deep bowl and beat it up using a whisk. This will provide a smooth and silky texture to the raita.
  2. Add about ¼ cup of water to make the curd thinner and to get the right consistency. Mix it well with a whisk or a spoon.
  3. Now, add ½ tsp chilli powder to perk up the flavour of the Boondi Raita with mint.
  4. Add 1 ½ tsp chaat masala for the desired Chatpata flavour.
  5. Add 2 tsp cumin seeds powder for the desired earthy flavour.
  6. Add about 2 tbsp of chopped mint leaves.
  7. To make the Boondi Raita with mint, Take 1 ½ cups of curd in a deep bowl and beat it up using a whisk. This will provide a smooth and silky texture to the raita.
  8. Finally, add the salt to Boondi Raita with mint, taste and mix well.
  9. Serve the Boondi Raita with mint immediately.

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Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy69 cal
Protein2.4 g
Carbohydrates3.3 g
Fiber0.2 g
Fat3.9 g
Cholesterol8 mg
Sodium11 mg
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Reviews

Boondi Raita
5
 on 09 Aug 16 05:15 PM


one of my favourite. Whenever i have a party at home. I make a huge quantity of this to go with my punjabi dishes.. Everyone just enjoys it.. the spixes added is what gived the flavour to this raita.. A good recipe to try..