Cool Boondi Raitha

04 May

This is a very common time of side salad used with both roti and rice dishes in the north and was introduced by my friend Prema to me.Ever since I have become an ardent fan of the same and love to have this on a summer afternoon along with some pulao or parata.
When I crave for this I normally restore to the Haldiram’s Boondi packet which comes with the masala that needs to go into the yogurt to complete the dish.

This time I have done the whole thing from scratch..ahem…not the yogurt….I used store bought yogurt,the best would be to ferment the yogurt at home .

If you plan to make boondi at home ,try this recipe:

  1. 2 Cup yogurt.
  2. 1 cup boondi
  3. 1/2 cup water.
  4. 6-7 mint leaves
  5. 1tbsp chopped coriander
  6. 1tsp sugar
  7. a pinch of cumin /Jeera powder
  8. a pinch of amchur /dry mango powder
  9. a pinch of chilly powder
  10. a pinch of garam masala
  11. a pinch of pepper powder
  12. Salt to taste

How to:

  1. Whisk yogurt and water with salt and sugar.
  2. Mash the mint leaves with mortar and pastel ,a little.
  3. Add this with chopped coriander leaves to the yogurt and refrigerate till you are ready to serve.
  4. If you like soft boondi ,you can do the following before refrigeration,else if u like crisp boondi-the following steps should be done just 5mts serving.
  5. Add the Boondi to the yogurt and mix well.
  6. Sprinkle the all the powders mentioned above.
  7. Garnish with a few crisp boondi and mint leaves.
  8. And its ready to eat!
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Posted by on May 4, 2011 in salad, Vegetarian


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