Boondi Raita Recipe Spiced With Black Salt
Boondi Raita Recipe is a simple and popular yogurt based dish served as an accompaniment to biryani, pulav or tehari. The boondi raita is a regular part of the meal in any home in Eastern Uttar Pradesh. The special ingredient is the boondi, that is made from a paste of ground chickpea flour with a little turmeric, salt and chilli powder added to the paste, little drops of the paste are deep fried, added to beaten yogurt flavoured with black salt, powdered roasted cumin seeds and optionally garnished with pomegranate and fresh green coriander leaves.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Raita recipes such as
- 1/2 cup Boondi
- 1 cup Yogurt (Curd) , Chilled
- 1/2 teaspoon Chaat Masala Powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Black Salt (Kala Namak)
- 1/4 teaspoon Cumin powder , roasted
- Salt , to taste
- Red chilli powder , to taste
Directions for Boondi Raita Recipe Spiced With Black Salt
To begin making the boondi raita recipe, keep all the ingredients ready and keep aside.
In a high walled bowl, whisk yogurt, red chilli powder, chat masala powder, black salt, cumin powder and salt.
Gently fold the boondi to the whisked yogurt.
Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with chopped coriander leaves. If the raita thickens up a bit after sometime, then you can add a bit of water and whisk it well to get into the right consistency.
Sujata Shukla is a Chartered Accountant by profession, with Food as much her passion as the world of Audit and Accounting. Travelling outside India on work or vacation, started her on experimenting with available produce and trying out recipes in far off lands. From this it was an easy transition to jotting down her recipes on her blog and on other social media, and sharing them with her family and friends. She enjoys exploring the making of recipes from different cuisines and using different ingredients. Her 'cookshelf' plays a prominent part in her life. Salads and Soups from locally available ingredients to some rather exotic ones, are her favourite creations.