Thursday, May 21, 2009

Boondi Raita

It is another kind of raita, here besan boondi is mixed in plain yogurt.Boondi you can get at any Indian grocery stores or you can make it at home with besan-water batter.

Plain yogurt/dahi 1 cup
Besan boondi 3/4 cup
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Asafoetida 1 pinch
Black salt/kala namak
Oil 1/2 tbsp

1. Soak the besan boondi in water for 5 minutes.Squeeze the excess water from boondi.
2. Beat dahi very well and mix boondi,salt,black salt in it.
3. Heat oil and add cumin seeds and asafoetida in it.Let the cumin seeds crackle.
4. Add this tempering to the raita.

Note: Add nearly 1 cup water and 3-4 dried mint leaves to this to make buttermilk/mattha.It is a very good drink for summers and also helpful in digestion.

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