Raita Boondi is a classic Indian side dish made from deep-fried chickpea flour balls (boondi) that are soaked in a spicy yogurt mixture. This dish adds a perfect crunch to any meal and is usually served with Biryani, Roti, or any types of Pulao. It is also a perfect coolant for spicy Indian meals, adding balance with its cool and refreshing taste. This dish can be prepared within few minutes and is enjoyed by people of all generations.
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Start by soaking the boondi in lukewarm water for 10 minutes.
In the meantime, whisk the yogurt in a bowl until smooth.
Add in the cumin powder, red chilli powder, black salt, and salt to the whisked yogurt and mix well.
Once the boondi is soft, squeeze out the water gently and add them to the yogurt mixture.
Stir gently to ensure the boondi is evenly coated in the yogurt.
Refrigerate the raita for about 1-2 hours before serving.
Garnish with fresh chopped coriander and serve it chilled.