Boondi Ka Raita

Boondi Ka Raita

Boondi Ka Raita

Boondi Ka Raita is a delicious and easy to make side dish which compliments any meal. Boondi ka raita is a yogurt based Indian condiment. Raita is an integral part of Indian cuisine.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Raita
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people


  • 1 cup boondi, boondies you can buy in indian grocery stores or use the recipe I have for sweet boondi just do not soak them in syrup.
  • 1-1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1/2 tbsp Salt
  • 1/2 tbsp Black salt
  • 1/2 tbsp roasted cumin seed powder
  • 1/4 tbsp red chili powder
  • About 1 tbsp mint leaves chopped
  • Few mint leaves to garnish


  • Soak boondi in the warm water for about 10 minutes.
  • Lightly squeeze the boondies in your palms, don't mash them.
  • whisk the yogurt in a bowl. If yogurt if too thick add water as needed. Yogurt should be the consistency of pancake or dosa batter.
  • Add all the spices salt, black salt cumin seed powder, chili powder, and chopped mint leaves mix it well.
  • Add the boondi and mix.
  • Garnish boondi raita with mint leaves.


Boondi raita can be served cold or at room temperature. I especially like boondi rita with aloo  paratha or with Urad Dal Puri.
Keyword Bondi Raita
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Lets Learn How To Make The Best Boondi Raita Recipe Manjula’s Kitchen 

What is Raita: Raita is an accompaniment for any Indian meal and can be created in the form of Vegetable Raita, Spinach Raita, Boondi ka Raita, Cucumber Raita & Lauki ka Raita. Here we are focussing on making boondi raita, it is a simple quick & easy, gluten free, kid friendly and nutritious yogurt-based recipe featuring boondi and a selection of Indian spice powders. 

  1. Soaking Boondi: The Essential First Step in Boondi Raita Recipe 

Embark on creating the best Boondi Raita by beginning with a crucial step: soaking boondi in warm water for approximately 10 minutes. This ensures the boondi achieves the ideal texture for a delectable raita. Allow the boondi to absorb the water, undergoing a softening process that enhances its ability to meld seamlessly with the yogurt.

  1. Gently Squeezing Boondi: Preserving Texture for Perfect Boondi Raita 

Following the soaking period, delicately squeeze the boondi in your palms, emphasising the importance of preserving its individual texture. Avoid mashing the boondies, ensuring they retain a distinct shape and a pleasant, slightly chewy consistency. This step contributes to the overall appeal and mouthfeel of the boondi raita.

  1. Whisking Yogurt: Achieving the Right Consistency for Boondi Raita Recipe

In a bowl, whisk the yogurt, a pivotal step in mastering the art of the best Boondi Raita. Adjust the yogurt’s thickness by adding water as needed, aiming for a consistency resembling pancake or dosa batter. This meticulous process ensures that the yogurt provides the perfect base, allowing the other ingredients to harmonise in creating a flavorful raita.

  1. Seasoning with Spices: Elevating Flavour in Boondi Raita Recipe 

Once the yogurt reaches the desired consistency, add a medley of spices to elevate the flavour profile of your Boondi Raita. Incorporate salt, black salt, cumin seed powder, chilli powder, and finely chopped mint leaves. The combination of these spices creates a symphony of tastes, enhancing the overall richness and depth of the raita.

  1. Mixing Boondi with Yogurt: Creating the Perfect Boondi Raita Blend 

With the spices seamlessly integrated into the yogurt, introduce the soaked and gently squeezed boondi into the mixture. Thoroughly mix the boondi with the flavoured yogurt, ensuring an even distribution of spices and a cohesive blend. This step is crucial in achieving a balanced and well-infused Boondi Raita.

  1. Garnishing with Mint Leaves: Final Touch to Boondi Raita Recipe

Elevate the visual appeal and freshness of your Boondi Raita by garnishing it with additional mint leaves. This final touch not only adds a burst of colour but also enhances the aromatic quality of the raita. The mint leaves serve as a delightful finishing touch, making your Boondi Raita an inviting and flavorful addition to any meal.

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