Boondi Raita (Boondi Ka Raita)

Boondi Raita is a healthy and delicious accompaniment made with yogurt and small fried balls made of chickpea flour and it goes very well with Indian meals.

Boondi Raita (Boondi Ka Raita)

Boondi Raita (Boondi Ka Raita)

Recipe by Ushakal GroupCourse: Main CourseCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Medium


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  • For Boondi:

  • 1½ cup besan / gram flour

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 tbsp oil

  • oil for frying

  • For Raita:

  • ½ cup boondi, homemade / store bought

  • 1 cup warm water

  • 1 cup curd / yogurt

  • ¼ tsp cumin powder / jeera powder

  • ¼ tsp kashmiri red chilli powder

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • 2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped


  • Firstly, take ½ cup boondi in a bowl. Use homemade boondi or store bought boondi.
  • Soak in 1 cup warm water for 10 minutes.
  • Drain off the boondi and squeeze off the water gently. Keep aside.
  • In a small bowl take 1 cup curd, ¼ tsp cumin powder, ¼ tsp chilli powder and ¼ tsp salt.
  • Whisk and mix making sure a smooth silky consistency curd is attained.
  • Add in soaked boondi and mix well and also add 2 tbsp coriander and mix well. Top with boondi before serving.
  • Finally, enjoy boondi raita with pulao, biryani and paratha.

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