Monday, June 2, 2014

Boondi Ka Raita

"Boondi Ka Raita"
Raita is one of the most common side dish to be served along with any meal, mostly along with rice preparations like Biryani or Pulav....tough I would love to have it anytime even with Dal chawal, Jeera rice or even along with Paratha.
Boondi Raita is one of the easiest and fast to make raita, all you need is Khara or Namkeen Boondi (savory variety), yogurt / dahi and a few spices which are easily available at our homes.
Boondi is basically tiny deep fried balls made with bengal gram flour or besan. Boondi is easily available across the counter at any Indian supermarket.  

Ingredients

Boondi - 1 cup
Yogurt / Dhai - 2 cups
Roasted cumin powder - 1 teaspoon
Red chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Black salt (Kala Namak) - to taste
Water - 4 cups (to soak and soften the boondi's)

Method

Heat water in a pan over stove top or in a microwave. Add  boondi to warm water and let it soak for 7-10 minutes or until they soften, drain water and slightly press between your palm to remove any to remove any excess water. Keep aside.

In a large mixing bowl add the yogurt along with roasted cumin powder, red chilli powder and black salt. Mix well using a whisk, check the seasoning adjust accordingly and add the boondi, mix well.

Serve cold or at room temperature along with Chole PulavAloo muttar ke tahiriChicken Pulao,  Soya chunks dum biryani or any rice based dish like biryanis, pulavs.

Notes

Do not over soak the boondi, or else it will get very mushy.
If your yogurt is thick then add some water to adjust the consistency.
Please adjust the seasoning as per personal taste.

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