Monday, March 31, 2008

Mint/Pudina Boondi Raita



Boondi Raita, A perfect side dish to enjoy with any of your favorite dishes like pulav,biryani,thepla, Stuffed parathas or even simple rice. This is one of my Favorite dish which is simple to make and delicious to eat and healthy too. Raita can be made in different styles and this time I did a slight variation from the traditional recipe which made it more refreshing. I added crushed dried mint leaves. So lets see the recipe of this mouthwatering raita :

Ingredients :
  • Yogurt/Dahi : 2 cups
  • Boondi : 3/4 cup
  • Cumin /Jeera Powder : 2 tsp
  • Red chilli Powder : 2 tsp ( can vary )
  • Crushed Dried Mint leaves : 1 tblsp
  • Sugar : 1 tblsp ( adjust according to taste )
  • Black + regular salt to taste
Method :
  1. Soak boondi in water for 10 mins
  2. Take yogurt in a bowl and beat it well to make smooth consistency without any lumps
  3. Drain water from boondi and add boondi to the yogurt
  4. Add chilli powder, cumin powder, crushed mint leaves, sugar and salt to yogurt and mix well
  5. Serve chilled as a side dish





7 comments:

Cham said...

Raita looks perfect :) i like the mint addition

LG said...

Boondi raita looks yumm and adding mint sounds good.

Home said...

Hmm...looks delicious.Perfect for summer months!

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Saswati said...

hey divya first time here and like your recipes...the raita looks nice and creamy and i also use some dried mint pwdr to most of my raitas and they taste refreshing:)

Divya said...

Cham ,Ig ,home,and Saswati THANKS A MILLION for such nice words and for stopping by my blog and liking it ..

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

This looks really great. Yogurt and mint is a lovely combination.

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Newton said...

Cham ,Ig ,home,and Saswati THANKS A MILLION for such nice words and for stopping by my blog and liking it ..