Boondi Raita is the yumminess of raita with little chewy bits to break up the texture.
Boondi raita is a perfect way to break up the routine of plain raita. It takes absolutely no time to make and somehow is always considered to be fancy. It’s perfect for a normal mid week dinner or a fancy dinner.
The boondi doesn’t have much of a flavor so make sure to add enough salt, pepper, and chili powder so that you don’t end up with bland yogurt. Personally, I’m a heathen because I like to put my boondi in without soaking it and eating it crunchy. If you’re feeling a little crazy, give it a whirl. I promise it isn’t gross. But if you’re a purist, soak it, drain it, and mix it in with your raita.
In India you can go to just about any sweet shop to pick up fresh boondi. Sadly, we don’t have that luxury in the States, but there is prepacked boondi by the container load, so there is that. And surprisingly enough, it doesn’t taste stale or terrible. That said, make sure to store it in an airtight container versus the flimsy bags it comes in.
6 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories154
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 2.1g 11%
- Cholesterol 10mg 4%
- Sodium 154mg 7%
- Potassium 419mg 12%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 0.4g 2%
- Sugars 11.6g
- Protein 9.6g 20%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.