Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Boondi Raita

I had this lip-smacking Boondi raita first time at a friend's house and I fell in love with it the very instant I had the first mouthful. A number of times that I prepared it home has earned me immense appreciation from whoever tasting it for this raita is simple in concoction, less time-taking, yet mouthwatering.

As regards boondis, you may either prepare them at home or buy them readymade from Indian stores. I usually stick to spicy boondis believing the extra spiciness adding a zest to the overall flavour. If you wish to eliminate the factor of calorie, then soak the boondis in water for some time before squeezing the oil out and dunking them in yogurt. Some people don't add sugar to boondi raitas, but I love that light tinge of sweetness in mine one.

ü  200 gm readymade boondi
ü  About 200 gm yogurt
ü  3/4 tsp roasted cumin powder
ü  1 tsp red chilli powder
ü  3-4 tsp sugar, taste wise
ü  Salt to taste
1) Beat yogurt and sugar together in a mixing bowl. Add the boondis and mix in.
2) Add red chilli powder, cumin powder and salt.
3) Boondis taste great when soft. So let the boondis soak up yogurt for at least 30 minutes before serving. Meanwhile, as the boondis puff up, you may add more yogurts to keep it yogurty. Likewise, adjust the seasoning.
4) Serve chilled or at room temperature.


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