Dahi Boondi Raita is a accompaniment which is made with whipped yogurt and tiny gram dumplings . It makes a great accompaniment with any Indian lunch dinner menu and can be prepared in a jiffy .
Boondi Raita is one of the simplest of raitas and every family has their own version . I make this Raita in a number of ways but to make it delicious one must use fresh chilled yogurt and whisk it well . I normally use a thick sieve , so I get a uniform texture . The boondi can be made at home or can be store bought . The stores gave a variety of boondi , plain , masala , with pepper . Here I have used plain boondi and soaked it very well . I normally like to use the spices as garnish ,though they can be mixed along with salt .
A chilled boondi raita in summers is very refreshing and can also be used for topping the chats . It tastes awesome with finely chopped green chillies , that is if you like raw green chillies .
I had made this Raita for the Protein Rich Sindhi Thali as both yogurt and boondi are protein rich . I am posting this under the Special Theme for Day 1 .
Dahi Boondi Raita
1 cup yogurt
2 tbsp boondi
Red chilly powder
Roasted cumin powder
Salt to taste
Coriander and mint leaves
Soak the boondi in water for 10 minutes.
Whisk the yogurt and add 1/4 cup water .
Add salt and black salt .
Squeeze the water from the boondi and add to the whisked yogurt .
Mix well .
Sprinkle chilly powder , roasted cumin powder .
Garnish with coriander and mint leaves .