Boondi Raita

Boondi Raita is a simple and delicious accompaniment made with yogurt and small fried chickpea flour balls. They are generally served as a side along with the main meal. Best served with some Biryani or Pulav or simply with some paratha’s.

Boondi Raita

Being a north Indian we do have different types of raita’s typically in our house every other day. Ranging from cucumber raita, potato raita, pudina raita, Singdana (Peanut) Raita etc etc. The list is endless. It was like curd or yogurt needs to be a part of your every day meal. And why not if curd has a list of health benefits to it.


Benefits of Curd

Curd is a great probiotic and helps to improve our gut activity and treat upset stomach. It is calcium rich and hence keeps your bones and teeth stronger. Helps to lose weight and is overall boosting your health and creating a strong immunity against day-to-day disesase.

I am a person who loves curd to the core, since I was a kid. I can eat it on its own or just finish it with some roti, I do not need any bhaji or anything along side. The only condition was it should not be sour. I cannot eat sour curd and it is best to use them in kadhi :D.

Both my kids are the same. They generally want some yogurt with khichdi or rice dish. And the best is If I do not have any bhaji being being done, I serve it with Boondi Raita or anything similar. So I always have a bowl or yogurt in my fridge. I do like to make some quick raita’s for variety. Also to sneak in different veggies or give the yogurt a colourful appearance as well a different texture.

Boondi Raita


What is Boondi made of

Boondi’s are small chickpea/gram flour (Beasan) balls deep fried in oil. Made using a perforated spoon or with a grater with wide holes in it. All you need is soak the besan, and fry it. Will share its recipe soon.

The boondi’s are gluten free and you can make them plain or with some masala’s like salt and red mirchi. They are really addictive to whenever you make it make sure to make a bit extra.

Boondi can be made very easily at home. I always make it at home and prefer the homemade ones than the store bought ones. I fell the ready ones are more salty and when soaked they really do not have any texture. You can always find a jar of home made boondi at my home. So when needed can easily use it. However they are easily available in stores as plain boondi or masala boondi’s.


How is Boondi Raita made

Boondi is soaked in plain water to make it spongy as well as to remove the excess oil. Then you add the boondi in the whipped curd. Add in some spices and a lip smacking accompaniment is ready in minutes and without any cooking. One can use the boondi directly without soaking too.


The Theme

Hence I thought to share this No cook Boondi Raita for this week’s Kid’s delight theme hosted by Ritu. The main criteria of this theme is to present a dish that requires no cooking in final assembling. So this week I am sharing no cook recipes which I loved as a kid and the food my kids love too.


Ingredients

  • 1 Cup plain thick yogurt
  • 1/4-1/2 Cup plain water
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon Roasted Cumin powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chaat Masala (Optional)
  • 1/4 Cup of Boondi

Preparation

  • Soak the boondi in enough plain water for 15 minutes.
  • Beat the yogurt until smooth. You can do this using a whisk or simply pass the yogurt through a sieve.
  • Add water as per consistency required. Some prefer thick, some a bit watery.
  • Gently squeeze the boondi in between your hands so that the excess water is removed.
  • Add the boondi in the yogurt mixture.
  • Add in the salt, Roasted cumin powder and chaat masala.
  • Mix everything and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  • Yummy and delicious Boondi Raita is ready to serve.


Few More Yogurt/Curd recipes on my blog

and many more….


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Boondi Raita
Boondi Raita
Prep Time
5 mins
Soaking Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Boondi Raita is a simple and delicious accompaniment made with yogurt and small fried chickpea flour balls served alongside main meals.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Boondi, Curd, Gluten Free, No Cook Recipe, Yogurt
Servings: 2
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup plain thick yogurt
  • 1/4-1/2 Cup plain water
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon Roasted Cumin powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chaat Masala (Optional)
  • 1/4 Cup of Boondi
Instructions
  1. Soak the boondi in enough plain water for 15 minutes.
  2. Beat the yogurt until smooth. You can do this using a whisk or simply pass the yogurt through a sieve.
  3. Add water as per consistency required. Some prefer thick, some a bit watery.
  4. Gently squeeze the boondi in between your hands so that the excess water is removed.

  5. Add the boondi in the yogurt mixture.
  6. Add in the salt, Roasted cumin powder and chaat masala.
  7. Mix everything and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  8. Yummy and delicious Boondi Raita is ready to serve.


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