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Boondi Raita

Boondi Raita

Boondi Raita is a very easy chilled yogurt-based Indian - Pakistani side dish, mostly enjoyed with different stuffed parathas or rice recipes.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Diet: Vegetarian
Keyword: 20 mins Easy Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 5
Calories: 76kcal
Author: Aayushi Patel

Equipment

  • Bowl
  • Whisk

Ingredients

  • 2.5 Cups Yogurt Whole Milk Yogurt
  • 1 Cup Boondi
  • 1/8 Tsp Black Salt
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1/4 Tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Chaat Masala
  • 1/4 Tsp Black Pepper Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Dried Mint Leaves
  • 1/2 Tbsp Cilantro

Instructions

  • In a bowl add whole milk yogurt. Whisk it until silky smooth. If you feel your yogurt is too thick, add a tiny amount of water. Whisk again until silky smooth.
  • Next add in 1 cup of Boondi. Stir in until well incorporated.
  • Now add roseted cumin powder, red chili powder, black salt, salt, chaat masala, black pepper powder and dried mint leaves.
  • Mix everything well. Chill it in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes.
  • Now garnish with finely chopped fresh cilantro, more boondis for the crunch and a pinch ofred chili powder.

Notes

  • Use whole milk yogurt for the smooth creamy texture of the raita. 
  • If you want to make it healthier, you can use full-fat greek yogurt, but the flavor can be a little more tart.
  • You can have this raita as a side to a variety of Indian Flat Bread, or rice-based dishes such as Pulao and Biryani. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 350mg | Potassium: 194mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 183IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 149mg | Iron: 0.1mg