Raita is very popular accompaniment served as a part of a meal in North India. Popular ones among raita are Kheere ka raita or Boondi raita which are well known.
Raita is very popular accompaniment served as a part of a meal in North India. Popular ones among raita are Kheere ka raita or Boondi raita which are well known and some like baingan ka raita, kaddu ka raita, bathua ka raita are not hugely popular but delicious nevertheless. Boondi raita tops the list of the must-have accompaniment on the table from all these.
Yogurt or curd is very good to have as a part of a meal. It's good for digestive health because of its probiotic properties and a rich source of proteins and calcium. Eat it plain, make shrikhand, Lassi or simple boondi raita it is simply superb.
Just add some chopped ingredients which are used in salads to thick and creamy yogurt along with some seasonings of spices and herbs you get a delectable side dish with varied ingredients each day. There are many variations of raita depending on the ingredients you choose to use and varying the seasonings to complement them.
Boondi is a deep fried crisp savoury Indian snack generally served along with tea, You can use grated cucumber, zucchini, tomatoes or blanched spinach to substitute boondi. Replacing boondi with other healthier ingredients will change the calorific values as well as lowers the fat grams also and makes it an ideal snack or a side for people who are on calorie restriction diet.
The taste of raita depends on the combination of flavors and texture used as well as the richness of curd used. Most of the time, I set our yogurt at home (I will be posting the pictorial soon). Setting yogurt at home has its advantage because you know what goes into it (using skim milk is my peeve) and you always have a fresh batch available at hand.
As I said before, depending on your fancy and available fresh salad veggies you can make any raita, if not then this boondi raita is so good to go with any rice dish like Pulav, biryani etc or with any Indian bread. It complements with any Indian meal beautifully and helps to mellow down the spiciness of otherwise hot Indian dishes.
Calories in Boondi Raita
Boondi Raita Recipe
- 30 g boondi dry
- 2 cup yogurt
- 1 teaspoon red chilli Powder
- 1 tablespoon cumin roasted Powder
- 1 tablespoon coriander leaves Chopped
- to taste salt Black
- Whisk yogurt till smooth, add salt and keep it aside.
- Add boondi to this whisked yogurt and mix well.
- Sprinkle roasted cumin powder red chilli powder, garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve chilled.