Boondi ka Raita
Boondi ka Raita is the all time favorite yogurt dip, made with curd, few spices and salt. An Indian meal with raita helps to balance the spiciness of the gravy as well help clear palate while eating various flavors in it.
In this recipe boondi is added to curd, there are many variations possible in a raita by adding vegetables by shredding, boiling or simply chopped as per one’s choice. A bondi raita completes a meal that can have Dal Makhani | A Journey to Home Town, Kadhai Paneer and Naan without Yeast in it.
This is a simple recipe but is always in demand from my husband. He has perfected the art of making Raita & now is the family, friends & relatives Raita chef for all occasions. I’m sharing his recipe which we likes, however like any Indian food, spices can be adjusted as per your taste buds.
Also, one specific detail different from other boondi raita is that we do not soak boondi before hand as we like it crunchy. It is usually a practice to soak boondi before hand in lukewarm water and allow it to soak as much water it can, so that it cannot soak any more later. Once it is done, boondi is squeezed to remove all water & then added to the raita. This makes the boondi soft & mushy. We both like it to be crunchy so we skip this step completely and add crunchy boondi just before serving.
- 1 Cup – Curd, I used home made
- 1/4 Cup – Water
- 1-2 Tbsps – Boondi
- a pinch – Red Chilli Powder
- a pinch – Roasted Cumin Powder
- a pinch – dry mint leaves
- to taste – salt & black salt
- Place curd in a small bowl. Using a whisk completely smooth out the curd.
- Add water. You can use more or less water depending on what consistency you enjoy. We like it a medium consistency. Also boondi will absorb lot of water so we keep little extra.
- Add spices. Taste & adjust them as you require.
- Add boondi before serving.