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Burani Boondi Raita in a small kadai with a spoon in it
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Burani Boondi Raita

Burani Boondi Raita is a spiced yogurt dip with a tempering of garlic. It hails from the Hyderabadi cuisine & is a very flavorful accompaniment for Biryani.This is a super quick and famous raita recipe from the Hydrabadi cuisine.
Course accompaniment, Side Dish
Cuisine hyderabadi, Indian, Mughlai
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes



  • In a mixing bowl add yogurt. You can use regular dairy yogurt or Greek yogurt or any plain non dairy yogurt. I have used yogurt made from whole milk with full fat. It just tastes better with it. Whisk it till it becomes creamy and smooth. Add black salt, chilly powder and roasted cumin powder. Heat ghee in a tadka pan. Add and temper mustard seeds. Once they crackle, add curry leaves, minced green chillies and minced garlic. Fry for a minute or till the garlic turns light golden. Pour this tadka over the whisked yogurt. Add chopped mint leaves and crisp boondi to the bowl before serving. The other alternative is to soak the boondi in water and then add them to the raita bowl. I like the crunch so added them as is. You can also add chopped cilantro for garnish. Mix and serve. Serve this as a side with any Biryani/Pulao/Paratha.