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Boondi Raita Recipe | How to make Boondi Raita at Home

Boondi Raita is a quick and easy recipe which can be prepared in less than 10 min. Though Raita can be prepared any time during the year however it is in much demand during summer season
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If you love Indian food a lot then there is no chance that you won’t have heard about this side dish called RaitaRaita is quite often served with some main dishes such as Veg Biryani or Chicken BiryaniMatar PulaoParatha etc. Raita is said to have originated from Indian Subcontinental and is quite popular in this region. There is a wide variety of Raita that you can try at home. One of the many popular Raita recipes is the Boondi Raita Recipe

Boondi Raita Recipe | How to make Boondi Raita at Home

Boondi and Yogurt are the key ingredients in Boondi Raita recipeBoondi Raita is a quick and easy recipe which can be prepared in less than 10 min. Though Raita can be prepared any time during the year however it is in much demand during summer season. Boondi Raita is also prepared during religious ceremonies as an after fast food. In such ceremonies, Boondi Raita is prepared as a side along with other dishes such as Puri, Potato Curry, Jeera Aloo and Suji Halwa or Rice Kheer. Boondi Raita also goes well with different type of Parathas such as – Aloo Paratha, Gobi Paratha, Palak Paratha, Mooli Paratha etc along with some pickles.

One of the key ingredients for this dish is Yogurt aka Curd which provides various health benefits. Yogurt is a dairy product made by fermenting milk. Yogurt is high in Protein and Calcium therefore it is best for growing kids and elderly people. 100 gm of Natural Yogurt provides around 5.2 gm Protein (10% of adult reference intake) and 125 mg Calcium (17% of Nutrient Reference Value) with only 81 calories (Kcal) added to your daily calorie intake. It is also very good option to include in your diet for weight loss. Therefore, if you are focused on Protein rich diet then natural yogurt or Raita made from natural yogurt is a healthy option for you.

Making Boondi Raita At Home

In this section we go through few easy steps which you need to take to make Boondi Raita at home. We have added pictures of milestones so you can validate your progress as you make Boondi Raita with some other delicious Vrat items. You can make Boondi at home or buy salted or unsalted packs of Boondis from market. Boondis are basically fried chickpeas puffs made using the chickpeas batter and can be stored for longer period of time.

How To Make Boondi Raita?

Boondi Raita is a very simple side dish and the main ingredients are Yogurt and Boondi aka Spicy Chickpeas fried puffs.

Ingredients to make Boondi Raita
Ingredients to make Boondi Raita

Take Yogurt in a bowl and beat it till smooth. Once yogurt is smooth, add Boondi aka Spicy Chickpeas fried puffs to it.

Take Yogurt in a bowl and add Boondi to it
To make Boondi Raita first take yogurt in a bowl and add Boondi to it

Now add Red Chilies powder, Black Salt, Table Salt, Roasted Cumin Seeds and Black Pepper, to yogurt and mix it well. If you like, you can also add some chopped green chilies to it as well to add extra spice.

Add all ingredients and spices to make Boondi Raita
Add all spices and ingredients and mix them well

And that is all, your Boondi Raita is ready in these two steps. Before serving, garnish Boondi Raita with Coriander and Mint leaves.

In case Boondi Raita is too thick, you need to add some water to dilute it. Raita is usually preferred a little diluted than being too thick. Usually, Boondi Raita is served with some hot and spicy food as yogurt helps balance the spicy nature of the food.

Boondi Raita is ready to be served with some hot and spicy food
Boondi Raita is ready to be served with some hot and spicy food

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  • If you have unsalted Boondi then keep them in luke warm salted water for five minutes before preparing Boondi Raita. This will ensure that Boondis will soak well and become slightly salted. After 5 mins, drain salted water and press them gently to rinse soaked water from Boondis. Now add them to yogurt and mix all ingredients.
  • If the Yogurt is too sour then you can add a little sugar while making it. Also, if you prefer sweet Boondi Raita then you can add Sugar instead of Rock Salt or add just a little bit of it to get that extra flavour.
  • In case you have used salted Boondi, and have not soaked them already in water then you would need to add some water as Boondis will soak water and grow in size.

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Boondi Raita served in a bowl

Boondi Raita Recipe

Boondi Raita is a quick and easy recipe which can be prepared in less than 10 min. Though Raita can be prepared any time during the year however it is in much demand during summer season
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Course: Raita, Snacks & Sides
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 111kcal
Author: Meenu

Ingredients

Main Ingredients for Boondi Raita

  • 1 cup Natural Yogurt Dahi
  • 1/4 cup Spicy Chickpeas flour puffs Boondi
  • 1/4 tsp Table Salt Namak
  • 1/2 tsp Black Salt Kala Namak
  • 1/2 tsp Roasted Cumin Seeds Bhuna Jeera
  • 1 tsp Red chillies powder Lal Mirch
  • 1/2 tsp crushed Black Pepper Kali Mirch

Optional Ingredients for Boondi Raita

  • 5 g Green Chillies Hari Mirch

Garnishing

  • Few Coriander Leaves for garnishing
  • Few fresh Mint leaves for garnishing

Instructions

How to make Boondi Raita

  • Take Yogurt in a bowl and beat it till smooth. Once yogurt is smooth, add Boondi aka Spicy Chickpeas fried puffs to it.
    1 cup Natural Yogurt, 1/4 cup Spicy Chickpeas flour puffs
  • Now add Red Chilies powder, Black Salt, Table Salt, Roasted Cumin Seeds and Black Pepper, to yogurt and mix it well. If you like, you can also add some chopped green chilies to it as well to add extra spice. If the Boondi Raita is thick then add little amount of water to make it smooth.
    1/4 tsp Table Salt, 1/2 tsp Black Salt, 1/2 tsp Roasted Cumin Seeds, 1 tsp Red chillies powder, 1/2 tsp crushed Black Pepper, 5 g Green Chillies
  • And that is all, your Boondi Raita is ready in these two steps. Before serving, garnish Boondi Raita with Coriander and Mint leaves.
    Few Coriander Leaves for garnishing, Few fresh Mint leaves for garnishing

Notes

Few considerations while cooking and serving –
  • If you have unsalted Boondi then keep them in luke warm salted water for five minutes before preparing Boondi Raita. This will ensure that Boondi’s will soak well and become slightly salted. After 5 mins, drain salted water and press them gently to rinse soaked water from Boondis. Now add them to yogurt and mix all ingredients.
  • If the Yogurt is too sour then you can add a little sugar while making it. Also, if you prefer sweet Boondi Raita then you can add Sugar instead of Rock Salt or add just a little bit of it to get that extra flavour.
  • In case you have used salted Boondi, and have not soaked them already in water then you would need to add some water as Boondis will soak water and grow in size.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 111kcal (6%) | Carbohydrates: 15g (5%) | Protein: 8g (16%) | Fat: 3g (5%) | Saturated Fat: 1g (6%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg (2%) | Sodium: 955mg (42%) | Fiber: 2g (8%) | Sugar: 9g (10%)
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