Every locale of India has its own particular style of cooking and unmistakable flavors. The North is known for its baked and korma dishes; the South is well known for hot and zesty foods; the East works in bean stew curries; and the West uses coconut and fish, though the Central piece of India is a mix of all.
As the larger part of India's population follows Hinduism, vegetarianism is far reaching over the landmass, yet Hindu sustenance propensities likewise differ as indicated by local customs.
Today here we are going to talk about one of the popular Indian eatables called “Boondi”. It is sometimes used as an ingredient for savory dishes as well.
Usually, Boondi made from besan, are tiny crisp droplets made out of chickpea flour. It is quite common and can be easily used in sweet and savory dishes.
If you are thinking about how to make boondi, the first thing that you will need is a perforated large spoon. Then comes the main ingredient that is Besan or Chick Pea flour, which is easily available in any Indian market. If you live abroad you can find it at any Asian or Indian store.
• Gram Flour (Besan) - 100 grams.
• Ghee or refined oil – for deep frying.
1. First, sieve the gram flour in a bowl and add water to make a thin paste. Just keep in mind it shouldn’t be very thin so add water in small quantities at a time. Also, make sure there are no lumps in your batter.
2. Keep the mixture aside to rest for ten to fifteen minutes.
3. Now take a kadhai or a heavy bottomed pan and add Ghee which is clarified butter or oil into it and heat it.
4. After the oil is hot, take your perforated spoon and place it over your kadhai, and with the help of another spoon start two put your besan mixture over the perforated spoon. You will see small droplets falling into the hot pan.
5. Stir the boondi well and cook it until their color changes a little and they become crispy.
6. Take them out. Your boondi is ready to serve in any form you want!
Even though the process of making boondi at home is an easy one, there are certain brands such as Bikano Boondi, Haldiram Boondi, etc. that sell the most amazing boondi in the market or online! If your busy schedule doesn't allow you to prepare boondi at home, you can easily opt for these alternatives.
Boondi Rita is one of the most popular and an easy recipe that is made with plain boondi and curd or Yoghurt. It’s a great side dish in summers with the thali that is served in India as it tones down the spiciness of other curries.
You will need-
1. 2 cups of curd
2. One cup of Plain Boondi
3. 1 tsp of chaat masala
4. Half tsp of bhuna jeera powder
5. Half tsp Red chili powder
6. A quarter tsp of black pepper powder.
7. Few green coriander and mint leaves.
8. Rock Salt or Black salt .
1. Warm three cups of water and add boondi to it. Let it soak for 5-10 minutes.
2. Drain the water away and squeeze the boondi gently with your palms. Make sure not to squish it.
3. Now add it to the whisked curd and mix
4. Add Chaat masala, jeera powder, Black salt, Chilli powder, Black pepper powder, or any other tastemaker of your choice and stir.
5. Finally, add the greens such as coriander for some freshness.
Your delicious boondi raita is ready to serve, thanks to this easy and amazing boondi raita recipe!