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Boondi and Raisin Raita

Beat the heat with this delectable accompaniment prepared with Crisp boondi and tangy raisins mixed in mildly spiced thick curds garnished with fresh cilantro…..

Preparation Time: 8 to 10 minutes

Chilling Time in Refrigerator- 15 minutes

Serves: 6

Ingredients and Quantity:

Thick Yogurt / low-fat curd- 02 cups

Chilled Water- 1/2 cup

Boondi- 150 gm

Raisins, stem removed- 1/4th tbsp..

Sugar- ¾ th tsp. / as required

Salt- To Taste

Rock Salt- To taste

Red chilli powder- ½ tsp

Cumin, roasted and ground- ¾ th tsp.

Black pepper powder- ¼ th tsp.

For the Garnish:

Cilantro, chopped- a few sprigs

Boondi- 02 tsp.

Raisins, stem removed- 02tsp

Green chillies, chopped- ½ tsp.


Whisk yogurt / Low-fat curds in a glass bowl, add chilled water to it and whisk thoroughly.

Add sugar and mix well.

Add salt, rock Salt, Red chilli powder and cumin powder. Mix.

Add Boondi and Raisins, mix very lightly.

Refrigerate for 15 minutes to chill.

Serve chilled garnished with chopped fresh cilantro, a little boondi, raisins and chopped green chillies.

Chef Tips:

  1. If you are using curds that has turned sour, add skimmed milk to balance the sourness.
  2. You may use fresh mint leaves or dried and powdered mint leaves for the garnish.
  3. You may add chopped dates in the raita.
  4. If you are health conscious, then add stevia instead of sugar.




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