Saturday, March 7, 2009

Boondi Raita

Sorry first of all for the gap in updating the blog as we were celebrating our first wedding anniversary and were off to Dubai. Neeharika has been busy with her television work and so couldn’t update the blog.

This is our first Raitha recipe and is a popular one in north Indian homes. The recipe is also very simple.

To see how boondi raita is made, please click here.

Preparation time: 10-15 mins


For the boondi:

Gram flour (Besan/senagapindi) 1 cup

Refined cooking oil 1 cup

For the Raitha:

Curds 1 cup
Milk(optional) ¼ cup
Cumin powder 1 tsp
Red chilli powder 1 tsp
Salt to taste


For preparing the boondi, Mix the gram flour with water to the consistency of bajji/bonda dough. Now heat the oil in a kadai and drop pearl sized balls into the hot oil and remove them immediately as they are fried. Incase a ladle with holes is available, then rub the dough from above the ladle such that the dough falls through the holes into the kadai in the form of small balls. These balls too are to be removed as they are fried. Please keep the stove on simmer for the whole process.

Leave the boondi aside for cooling and drain out the oil if any. Generally readymade boondi is also available in the market to do away with the above process. But since there is use of oil, homemade is always healthy.

Now in a vessel, take the curds and beat well. If the curds is still very thick add milk to loosen it. Beat once again. Now add a pinch of cumin powder,salt and Red chilli powder to taste and beat again.

Just before serving, add the boondi and crispy and salty boondi raitha is ready to eat.

Boondi raitha is generally made as a roti compliment and served alongside salads in buffet dinners.


Anonymous said...

i like it with a little less spicy than what is given in the north... more boondhi less spice!! :) sooper flower re... who gave it?? ;)

maya said...

boondi raita came out well :) but i liked it with more spice. btw congrats on our anniversary :)

Pratnee said...

Thank You Amusinghoink and Thank you Maya:) Your comments are encouraging me to write more..:)

skyrocker said...

Never thought that raitha could be made from boondi too...Thanks for posting some weird reciepies(good ones hopefully):P

Pratnee said...

hehehe.. Thank you skyrocker:)

Amrita said...
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Amrita said...

We do make boondi raita at home and am sure this is equally good.. i will try and let u know how it tastes :)

Pratnee said...

Sure Amrita:)

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