Thursday, May 16, 2013

Boondhi Raita / Spicy Yogurt Dip

Raita is a dip made with yogurt mix with vegetables or fruits or crispy snacks like boondhi. Boondhi raita is one of the famous raitas.

  Boondhi is nothing but the crispy small round balls made with the gram flour batter. It is used in making ladoo when made without using chilli powder.
  The boondhi used in making raita is made by mixing gram flour, salt, and chilli powder and fried in hot oil. It is used in south Indian snack.

  This was different from what I make .

Requirements :
Homemade Boondhi – ¾  cup
Yogurt – 1 cup
Salt to taste
Sugar – ¼ tsp
Cumin powder – ¼ tsp
Chilli powder – ¼ tsp
Pepper powder – ¼ tsp

Method :
Soak the boondhi in a cup of warm water for 5 – 10 minutes.
Take out and squeeze out the excess water.
Whisk the curd well.
Add in the salt , sugar , chilli powder , cumin powder and pepper powder , mix well.
Add in the soaked boondhi and mix once and serve.

Chopped coriander leaves can be sprinkled on top . I placed a sprig of mint leaves.
Boondhi Raita is ready to serve.

Note :
store bought boondhi can be used in the raita.