Boondi Raita

Boondi Rata
Photo Credits: Sukriti Taneja

Raita is an important part of North Indian meals. There is a variety of raitas which are prepared in Indian cuisine and Boondi raita is among the most popular ones. Boondi is made of gram flour (besan) and then it is put in beaten curd added with salt and spices. Boondi is available ready made in markets hygienically packed or even in loose form.

Ingredients

  • Curd                                               1 cup
  • Boondi                                            2 tablespoons
  • Roasted Cumin powder                   ½ teaspoon
  • Black salt                                        ¼ teaspoon
  • Black pepper powder                       ¼ teaspoon
  • Salt                                                 To taste
  • Red chili powder                              Pinch

Procedure

  1. Beat the curd nicely with a stirrer or folk to get a smooth texture. If the curd is a little sour add some cold milk to it.
  2. Soak boondi in ½ cup water for 10 minutes or until soft. If you like the crunchy taste of boondi don’t soak it. Instead put it in beaten curd just before serving.
  3. Add all spices to the beaten curd except red chili powder.
  4. Transfer the boondi in a strainer and press slightly with hand to drain out excess water.
  5. Add boondi into beaten spiced curd, stir gently to mix, garnish with red chili powder and jeera powder.
  6. Keep in refrigerator for at least ½ an hour before serving.
  7. Serve cold with meals.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Serves: 2 – 3

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