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What is Boondi ? Glossary | Recipes, Uses with Boondi |
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What is boondi?

Boondi is a deep-fried Rajasthani snack made using besan, spiced with salt. It is prepared by pouring the besan through a ladle,and deep-frying the resultant balls till crisp. It is then drained on an absorbent paper and stored in an air-tight container once completely cooled.Boondi, when soaked in sugar syrup, can be used to make boondi laddoos.

How to select boondi ?
Boondiis easily available in the market under different brand names. Check for the expiry date before buying any brand of boondi. 
 Culinary uses of boondi 
Salted boondi is served as a snackby itself. It may also be used to make raita, namkeens, mixtures, etc.
Boondi soaked in sugar syrup is used to make laddoos. 

raita recipes using boondi.

boondi is popularly used in making raitas in India. See our different boondi raitas recipes below. 

boondi and pomegranate raita recipe | boondi anar raita | The crunchy boondi with sweet and juicy pomegranate together in this boondi pomegranate raita gives you a mouth rush which is also flavoured with cumin seed powder.

boondi raita recipe | Punjabi boondi ka raita | easy boondi raita | chatpata boondi raita | Here is a Punjabi boondi raita that includes the fun of having your favourite namkeen too. When you have boondi on hand, it is extremely quick and easy to make. Just mix in chilled curds, spice powders and boondi, garnish with coriander and your chatpata boondi raita is ready to be served.

pudina boondi raita recipe | takde wala pudina bundi raita | boondi mint raita |

Indian drink recipes using boondi.

minty jaljeera recipe | pudina jaljeera | how to make khatta meetha jaljeera | easy jal jira | The pudina jaljeera is a pleasure to sip on – and happens to be one of those drinks that is welcome in all seasons! Serve this appetizing drink chilled, garnished with some crunchy boondi. 

Indian chaat recipes using boondi.

Mumbai roadside pani puri | homemade pani puri| puchka | golgappa |  Further we have prepared mixed sprouts mixture for pani puri. Combine parboiled mixed sprouts, boondi (soaked for 10 minutes and drained), mashed potatoes, coriander-cumin seeds (dhania-jeera) powder, chilli powder and black salt (sanchal). Mix everything well. Our mixture is ready!! You can also use ragda as the filling. 

How to store boondi
Boondi should be always be stored in an air-tight container in a cool and dry place.

Health benefits of boondi
Since besan is rich in protein, boondi can be a good source of protein, but since these are deep-fried, the portion sizes should be taken care of.

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