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Boondi Raita

  • Author: Ashu
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


A classic curd or yogurt based recipe made with boondi pearls. Typically served with roti, chapati or any rice based dishes – pulao or biryani.


  • ½ cup boondi (available in Indian grocery stores)
  • 1 cup curd or plain yogurt
  • ½ cup warm water
  • ½ tbsp salt
  • ¼ tbsp sugar
  • ½ tbsp ground black pepper or red chili flakes
  • ½ tbsp cumin powder
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro (to garnish)
  • 1 stalk green onion


  1. Put boondi in a bowl and soak in warm water for 5 minutes.
  2. Drain off the boondi, squeeze off the water gently and keep it aside. This removes the flavor of oil.
  3. Put curd or yogurt in a bowl, whisk for a smooth, silky consistency. Add ¼ cup water, if desired.
  4. Add salt, sugar, black pepper or red chili flakes, and cumin powder and mix well.
  5. Add boondi to the bowl once you are ready to serve, otherwise it gets soggy.
  6. Add chopped green onion and cilantro. Mix well.
  7. Garnish with cilantro or boondi.
  8. Enjoy boondi raita with pulao, biryani or any parantha.


  1. Don’t soak the boondi in water if you are looking for crispy boondi raita. Add boondi to curd/yogurt when ready to serve.
  2. Boondi raita tastes great if prepared with slightly thick curd.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish, Dips
  • Cuisine: Indian


  • Calories: 195

Keywords: Boondi Raita, Dip, Raita

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