|"Boondi Ka Raita"|
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.
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)
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 Pulav, Aloo muttar ke tahiri, Chicken Pulao, Soya chunks dum biryani or any rice based dish like biryanis, pulavs.
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.