Boondi raita (बूंदी का रायता) is a simple, flavourful, yogurt based Indian condiment that’s served as a side with flavoured rice like vegetable pulav, Biryani, jeera rice or any Indian breads. Raita is an integral part of North Indian cuisine and there are numerous raita variations. Few of the popular variants made on daily basis in most household across India are cucumber raita, boondi Raita and vegetable raita.
Boondi raita is one the easiest and quickest raita recipes one can ever whip up. Boondi is a light, crispy, chickpea flour based snack which can be made at home though it is easily available in most grocery stores in India as well as in Asian grocery stores outside India. The key to a perfect tasting raita depends on good quality of yogurt. Use thick, well set yogurt seasoned with a variety of spices and herbs like roasted cumin, pepper powder, black salt, red chilli powder, mint or coriander leaves.
Being bought up in northern part of India, yogurt or raita has been invariable element of meal. A meal is incomplete without raita. Its well known now that yogurt / curd is good for health as well, hence I do include yogurt or raita in my meals.
Let me detail out step by step recipe of Boondi Raita.