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Boondi ka Raita served in a black bowl garnished with boondi and cilantro
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Boondi Raita

Boondi ka Raita is a delicious raita recipe made yogurt, small fried chickpea flour balls and spices.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Keyword boondi raita recipe, chickpea flour ball yogurt dip, indian yogurt dip
Diet Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
Method No-Cook
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 110kcal
Author Bhavana Patil

Ingredients

Measuring cup used 1 cup = 250 ml

Instructions

  • Soak the Boondi in hot water for 2-3 minutes. Then, squeeze out the boondi gently in between your palm to remove excess water. This step helps to remove excess oil from boondi.
    You can also skip this step and add dry boondi's directly into the yogurt.
    step to soak chickpea pearls in hot water for 2-3 minutes collage
  • Whisk the yogurt (curd) in a large mixing bowl until smooth. If the yogurt is very thick, add ¼ cup of water and whisk again.
  • Add spices like roasted jeera powder, red chili powder, chat masala powder, black pepper powder, sugar, black salt, and coriander leaves. Mix it very well.
  • Next, add soaked boondi and mix well.
    step to whisk the yogurt add spice powder and soaked boondi collage
  • Serve chilled with vegetable biryani or pulao.
    Boondi ka Raita served in a black bowl garnished with boondi and cilantro

Notes

Tips & Variations:

  1. Soaking boondi in hot water is optional, it helps to take away excess oil from boondi.
  2. Add boondi into the yogurt just before serving else boondi will turn soggy.
  3. I have added plain salted boondi in this recipe, if you are using kara (spiced) boondis then adjust the spices accordingly.
  4. Adding milk to the yogurt helps it from turning sour. If you are using fresh yogurt then skip it.
  5. To make a vegan version, use the non-dairy yogurt of your choice.
  6. You can also add finely chopped mint (pudina) to boondi raita recipe.
  7. If the raita becomes too thick add more milk or water.
 
Note: Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.

Nutrition

Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 352mg | Potassium: 314mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 312IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 176mg | Iron: 1.2mg