BOONDI RAITA

Boondi Raita is a cooling salad made using fresh curd and small balls fried from chickpea flour batter. It is served generally alongside biryani or some spicy gravy dishes. Boondi Raita can generally be found on the menu of all fine dining restaurants.

The combination of fresh curd with cumin, black salt, sugar and red chilli powder creates a delicious flavour. The sugar and other spices can always be adjusted as per preference, though we prefer it a bit sweeter. This raita provides a cooling effect when consumed with spicy dishes and the crunchy boondi just enhances the overall taste. Though if preferred, the boondi can be soaked in the prepared curd mixture beforehand so that the boondi are soft at the time of serving!

For more such dishes, do take a look at the following recipes too….

1. Paalak Raita

2. Mulyaachi Koshimbir

3. Phodnichi Koshimbir

4. Taushe Sagle

Here’s the recipe for Boondi Raita….

Prep Time : 15 min

Serves : 4

INGREDIENTS :

  • 2 cups Fresh Homemade Curd (Yoghurt/Dahi)
  • 3/4 cup Boondi (fried balls made from chickpea flour batter)…. Store bought
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 3 tsp Sugar …. To be adjusted
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Black Salt
  • Salt to taste
  • Chopped Corriander Leaves for Garnishing

METHOD :

  1. To make Boondi Raita, first add the required quantity of curd to a mixing bowl and beat it well using a whisk to do away with lumps if any.
  2. Add the required quantity of clean drinking water to it and beat well again.
  3. Add all the other mentioned ingredients and mix well. Adjust seasoning and other spices if required.
  4. Chill and add the boondi while serving or beforehand, with a garnish of fresh coriander leaves.
  5. Serve this delicious, cooling Boondi Raita with Maharashtrian Masaale Bhaat or Methi Murg or with Masoor Pulao.

Author: tastyrecipesfrompooja

An artist by nature, I love painting, travelling to different places and photographing nature, gardening, crochet, reading, etc. It's my nature to give my best to anything and everything I do. From a person who could cook very few dishes..... I have converted myself to a person who now can cook varied dishes! I like perfection in all my work. Reading a lot of recipes, watching different famous chefs' cooking shows on television and observing their methods, techniques and tips very closely and studiously ....is what has made me a very good cook today. Though there are numerous recipes I haven't tried my hand at..... there are many other in which I have gained exerpertise only by trial and error! I still watch all interesting cookery shows on TV to gain more knowledge on cooking techniques of other cultures from here and abroad!! Nowadays, I have started adding healthy twists to my dishes as and when I can without compromising on their original taste. Started this blog to share a few recipes of mine with all other cooking enthusiasts! Happy cooking to all! 😃

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