Recipe by: Sandhya Puri

Source: Sandhya’s mother’s recipe

Serves: 4

Indian Boondi Raita
Sandhya’s Boondi Raita
* Boondi is a Rajasthani snack food made from sweetened, fried chickpea flour. Being very sweet, it can be stored for a week or so.


  • I ½ cup yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp milk (optional)
  • ½ cup Boondi*
  • Salt
  • Chat Masala (a spice mix)
  • Fresh coriander
  • Red chili powder
  • Hot water


  • Soak the Boondi in warm water for 10 minutes.
  • Beat the yogurt with a whisk. If the consistency of the yogurt is too thick or if the yogurt tastes a little sour add the milk.
  • Add salt, red chili powder and chat masala to the yogurt and whisk again.
  • Drain the boondi and press it slightly to drain out any excess water. It will be quite soft so don’t press too much.
  • Add the boondi to the yogurt and give it a mix with a spoon.
  • Decorate with coriander leaves.
  • It is best to make boondi raita close to the time it is being served since the raita can water down a bit in the fridge.

Download PDF here: Indian Boondi Raita Sandhya Puri