We make this Raita very often. Once you have the Boondi ready its made in a jiffy.

Normally many would soak the Boondi in water for some time to soften it and then add to the yogurt, but I like mine crisp so add it at the last minute just before eating. My husband likes it soft though so I make the yogurt mixture, divide it in half and then soak the boondis in it for half an hour. And then add mine later just before eating.

2 cups plain yogurt
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp red chili powder
1/4 tsp cumin powder
1/4 tsp chat masala (optional)
salt to taste
3/4 cup Boondi
2 tbsp fresh coriander leaves


  1. Beat the yogurt well, add the milk and beat again.
  2. Add the spices, red chili powder, cumin powder, chat masala and salt. Mix well to combine.
  3. store in the fridge till serving time.

    • If you like the Boondi soft soak it in some water for 10 minutes, then drain and press gently between hands to remove excess water and add to the yogurt mixture.
    • If you want to skip the above step and still want the Boondi to be soft, you can add it now and let it sit in the yogurt mixture for 1/2 hour.
    • If you want it crisp like I want, add it to the yogurt mixture just before serving.

  4. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.


Indian Khana said...

hmm yes, bondi raith is so fast to make and taste just yummy....I too like crispy and do the same thing. Picture is nice

EC said...

I love this...had it yest too,

notyet100 said...

best part of boondi raita is that it goes well with everythin,.nice one thnks for sharin..

Cham said...

Yummy, looks perfect those boondi

Meera said...

Nice raita. I too like my boondis crisp in boondi raita. but adding milk is something new. it will taste so creamy. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I love boondhi raitha with small puris. Looks good.

Anonymous said...

Arey Medha,koi ek recipe toh surprise twist ke bina post karo.....I mean milk in raita is one thing i never heard and never made,and i dont think i had even ate sumwhere ;-)
Will have to check it out haan...
Keep posting such amazing recipes dear

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