Indian Boondi Raita Recipe (Step-by-step Pictures)

by Rachna
boondi raita recipe

Raita is a yoghurt preparation that is often served as a side dish with food. I make it often in varied ways. You can check out veg raita recipe here. This boondi raita recipe is my husband’s favourite. Mine is cucumber or veg raita in case you were interested in knowing. Raita is incredibly quick to make, and you need good quality thick curd or yoghurt to make a good raita.

boondi raita recipe

What is Boondi Raita?

Boondi are crispy balls made of chickpea flour (besan). You can make a batter of chickpea flour with water. Deep fry tiny balls of chickpea flour and set aside. Use it for making boondi raita. I end up buying boondi from the store. You can buy any good brand.

boondi raita recipe

Good boondi must be crispy and must not smell of old or rancid oil. Taste them before adding to your raita.

Here’s how I make Indian boondi ka raita:

boondi raita recipe
5 from 4 votes

Boondi ka Raita Recipe

This boondi raita recipe is super simple and tasty. Do try this recipe and make this delicious side dish.

Course Side Dish, Yoghurt
Cuisine Indian
Keyword boondi ka raita, boondi raita recipe
recipe boondi raita
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 255 kcal
Author Rachna Parmar


  • 1 cup boondi
  • 250. ml. curd
  • ½ tsp. black salt
  • 1 tsp. cumin powder roasted and ground
  • ½ tsp. sugar optional
  • 1 tbsp. cilantro- mint leaves finely chopped
  • ½ tsp. red chilli powder optional
  • 1 tsp. chaat masala
  • salt to taste


  1. Whisk the curd till smooth say about a couple of minutes.
  2. Add black salt, cumin powder, sugar, chilli powder, chaat masala and salt together. Taste and adjust seasoning. You may add a little water/milk to thin down the curd but don’t make it too thin.
  3. Meanwhile prepare boondi by soaking in warm water for 5 minutes. Squeeze out the water and use the boondi. Add it to the spiced yoghurt.
  4. Keep it in the fridge for chilling.
  5. Just before serving, garnish with coriander leaves and mint leaves and serve immediately.
  6. Your tasty boondi raita is ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

  • I buy store-bought boondi. Buy the one which is not spiced.
  • Always use fresh and thick curd for raita. Sour curd will just not work well.
  • Instead of water for thinning the curd, you may use milk. That enhances the taste of raita. 
Nutrition Facts
Boondi ka Raita Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 255 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 525mg23%
Potassium 576mg16%
Carbohydrates 40g13%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 545IU11%
Vitamin C 0.9mg1%
Calcium 206mg21%
Iron 6.2mg34%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Your Indian boondi raita is ready to serve. It tastes great as a side to any Indian meal. I sometimes have it as is too.

Step-by-step Pictures

boondi ka raita

Whisk curd in a pan.

boondi ka raita

Immerse boondi in warm water for about 5 minutes. Then squeeze out the water and keep aside.

boondi ka raita

Add the spices and boondi to whisked yoghurt.

boondi ka raita

Chill in the fridge. Garnish with chopped cilantro and mint leaves and serve boondi raita.

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Shilpa Gupte April 10, 2019 - 11:48 am

This is my all-time favourite raita! Thanks for sharing this recipe–I will make it tonight. 🙂

Sonia Chatterjee April 10, 2019 - 12:02 pm

This is one of my favorite side dishes. In Bangalore, I would always order boondi raita with whatever I ate. And whenever I make raita at home, I prefer to make this one than the usual one with cucumber and onions.

Shilpa Garg April 10, 2019 - 2:58 pm

This is my fav raita and we have it often at home. I prefer plain boondi though sometimes have used spiced boondi too.

Rachna April 11, 2019 - 11:07 am

Same here, Shilpa.

Soumya April 10, 2019 - 6:38 pm

I love this dish! So simple and effortless to make and it goes with almost everything!

Rachna April 11, 2019 - 11:03 am

Yes, absolutely, Soumya.

Vidya Sury April 10, 2019 - 9:07 pm

I am fond of all raitas and make veg raitas too! So great and pleasant for summer!

Rachna April 11, 2019 - 11:02 am

So true, Vidya.

Shalini April 11, 2019 - 11:46 am

For me, Raita was always the onion, tomato one! So, the almost sweet boondi raita took me by surprise the first time I had it. It is P’s favorite though 🙂

Rachna April 11, 2019 - 12:08 pm

hehe I can imagine. We’ve eaten this one since childhood with relish.

Kislaya April 11, 2019 - 6:42 pm

Hello Rachna Ji,
I love curd and so mostly I love all curd based recipe like dahi vada, Raita etc. – I relish raita – be it Boondi raita, mixed raita – cucumber, tomato, onion, etc or louki raita. I usually buy Haldiram boondi for making this. Let me know if I should buy any other brand.

Read my I post here –

The Love of Spice April 11, 2019 - 8:23 pm

I LOVE Boondi Raita. But you know what, I’ve never pre-soaked boondis in water, just always directly put it in the raita, so this is interesting. Will try this out next time.

Obsessivemom February 3, 2020 - 5:28 pm

5 stars
Yup that’s pretty much how I do it too. And it’s delicious.

Rachna February 3, 2020 - 6:15 pm



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