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Boondi Raita

Boondi Raita

How to make Boondi Raita
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Condiments, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 portions


  • 1 Cup Chilled Fresh Yogurt/Curd
  • ½ Cup Boondi homemade/store-bought
  • 2 tbsp Finely Chopped Coriander Leaves/Cilantro
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Mint Leaves(optional) or skip if using dried mint leaves
  • 1 tsp Dried Mint Leaves skip if using fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tsp Chaat Masala
  • 1 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder
  • Red Chilli Powder(optional)
  • Black Salt/Himalayan Pink Slat optional
  • 1 tsp Jaggery Powder/Raw Cane Sugar optional or use castor sugar

Homemade Boondi

  • ½ Cup Chickpea Flour
  • 1 tbsp Cornflour/Cornstarch(in USA) or rice flour
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½-1 tsp Dried Mint Leaves or Chaat Masala


  • In a bowl, add chilled yogurt/curd.
  • Add cumin powder, black salt, chaat masala, red chilli powder, mint powder, finely chopped cilantro/coriander leaves.
  • Mix well. Add just about ¼ Cup chilled water to adjust the consistency if curd is too thick.
  • Add boondi and mix lightly.
  • Chill before serving. Top with more red chilli powder and top with more boondi before serving.

To soak Boondi

  • In bowl, add about 1 cup of warm water. Soak boondi in it for 2-3 mins.
  • Drain boondi in sieve and lightly squeeze water before adding to curd.

Homemade Boondi

  • In a bowl sieve chickpea flour/besan and cornflour/cornstarch and salt.
  • Add water little by little and make a lump free batter. The batter should be of medium thin consistency.
  • Heat oil in a kadhai/heavy bottomed pan. Drop little batter to test how hot the batter is. Chickpea balls should sizzle and rise slowly up.
  • Drop small amount of batter from laddle then fry boondi till light golden in color.
  • Take out on a kitchen towel or tissue that will soak extra oil.
  • When slightly warm sprinkle some dried mint leaves or chaat masala. This is optional, you can skip it.
  • Once incompletely cool store in an air tight container.


Keyword Raita Recipes, Recipes with Yogurt/Curd
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