Friday, August 01, 2008

Boondi Raita

Boondi raita is quick to make with ready made boondi. This raita will be a nice side dish along with pulao's.

Ingredients


2 cups - Yogurt

2 handful - Boondi
1 tsp - Sugar
1/2 tsp - Dry mint leaves

1 tbsp - Coriander leaves
1/2 tsp - Roasted jeera powder
A pinch of - Garam masala powder
A pinch of - Black pepper powder
A pinch of - Red chili powder
A pinch of - Black rock salt powder
Salt to taste


Method


1 ) Beat yogurt and sugar well. Then add boondi, mint and coriander leaves, mix well with yogurt. Sprinkle jeera powder, garam masala, black pepper, red chili, black salt and mix in. Taste to check if you need additional salt. Add little salt as to taste if needed.

Serve chilled as a side dish.

Note - 1 ) You can soak boondi in warm water for 2 minutes and squeeze out the water and then use to make raita. This way you can squeeze excess oil out.

2 ) Serve raita chilled after 2 hours, if you like boondi very soft.

21 comments:

Padma said...

This is one of my fav and quick made raita, when i fall short of coriander, i just whip some boondi with home-made yoghurt and kala namak! Your's look well dressed up, Lovely

Mallika said...

My favourite part is eating is straight away so the boondi is still crunchy. LOVE boondi raita.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi Pravs....
That was a cool recipe. Looks so good. Sounds healthy too. Had this recently at my friends place. Have to try ur version... YUM!

Divz said...

woowwwwwwwww..that looks divinely!!

Divz

easycrafts said...

Quick and cool raita

Nags said...

lovely pics!

Madhavi said...

Yummy yummy boondi raita, mouthwatering pics !!!

homecooked said...

One of my favourites. Your raita looks yummy :)

Swati: Sugarcraft India said...

Hi Pravs.. Havent seen you in a long time ...
Boondi raita is an all time favorite,..
Love the presentation..

Pooja said...

thats my all time fav.
looks perfect fo this months theme too :D.

Pecos Blue said...

Yummy.

Usha said...

This is my favorite type of raita,yours looks delicious :)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Raitha looks yum. Happy Independence Day to u

Pecos Blue said...

Everyone likes this I will have to try it. Thank you for the ideas.

Ramya Bala said...

I luv boondi raitha...lots of additions in ur recipe..Wow!!!

Priya Balchand said...

Very much inspired by ur blog.. Also got some notes on ur baking recipes.will also try ur kerala recipes.

Asha said...

Hi Pravs, how are you? Hope you are in India and not in NO right now. If you are in NO, be safe there sweet girl. Hugs!:)

Purnima said...

Hey Pravs, I m back frm vacation, hence here..I just went thru all the missed out posts..wow..I m drooling..the pics are as usual superb accompanied with recipes simplified by you! CONGRATS on ur awards! Take care..Hugs-Purnima.

Anisha said...

This looks so good! I'm going to make it for my mum for mother's day tomorrow :) hopefully, she'll like it!
Thank you for making Indian cooking look so easy (though i've learnt that its not so through experience!)...

Anonymous said...

I would definitely not suggest to add garam masala in this raita. Plus, try roasting jeera on a pan till it becomes dark brown. Then crush this (not very fine though) and add this fresh powder to the raita. This freshly made crisp jeera will give it an awesome taste.

Pravs said...

Anonymous : Thanks for the suggestion :) Roasted jeera powder is already there in the recipe.Haven't you noticed it ? Also garam masala is just a pinch and if you don't like it,you can omit it. I always add roasted jeera powder to raita's and it does add flavor and taste.