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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Boondi Mint Raita and Chaas




How to make Mint Raita and Pudina Boondi Chaas | Summer Special Mint Chaas and Pudina and Boondi Raita


Hello Friends,

As the temperature is rising day by day, thus we need something refreshing and Thanda Thanda Cool Cool to keep ourselves hydrated.:) Today's blog post is about two super quick, easy, delicious and cool recipes with three main ingredients Pudina (Mint), Curd and Boondi. 



Pudina aka peppermint aka mint is the star ingredient in today's recipe.. Mint is a coolest herb for this summer season. It has a sweet but mild flavor and gives you the cool sensation after eating. Mint is very popular and oldest grown herb around the world. It is used as an essential ingredient and add flavor, color and nutrition in many Indian dishes..




Mint Raita, Mint Lassi, Jal Jeera and even one of the most favorite Indian recipe Golgaappa aka Panipuri aka Puchka will be incomplete without mint leaves.



Today's first share is Pudina Boondi Chaas- I'm going to follow traditional authentic method. It's my observation, when making chaas or lassi - time and at which speed curd is blended plays a very important role. If this process is done on the higher speed and for longer time that results in fresh butter and whey... as the result of this, the perfect chaas taste will get affected if the correct method is not followed... In simple words use of manual instruments give better result than going with electric blenders.. Or if using electronic appliance don't blend for longer time or on high speed..




Let's get started 

  • Recipe name Masala Pudina Chaas
  • Preparation time 3-5 minutes 
  • Cooking time nil
  • Serving 1

☑Ingredients required 




▫2-3 tbsp curd
▫1 tsp spice mix***
▫8-10 crushed or chopped or coarse paste of mint leaves
▫⅓ green chili or as per taste (optional) 
▫1 tbsp soaked boondi (gram flour balls)
▫2-3 ice cubes
▫Salt to taste

****spice mix means a mix of following ingredients i.e cumin powder, black pepper powder, dry ginger powder, rock salt, dry mango powder, dry ginger powder.




☑Method


◾Combine all the ingredients except water in a deep mixing bowl i.e curd, crushed mint leaves, salt, spice mix. Blend for a minute or two until smooth. 


◾Add chilled water and ice cubes.. Blend for a few seconds until smooth. Pour into a  tall glass, add soaked boondi and serve immediately 

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2. Pudina Boondi Raita



☑Ingredients required 


▫60-70 grams soaked boondi
▫ Handful of mint leaves or as per preference 
▫1 cup curd
▫1 green chilly (optional) 
▫1 tsp spice mix
▫Salt to taste
▫¼tsp red chili powder

☑Method 

◾Combine all the ingredients except boondi in a mixer grinder jar or in a whisking bowl. Whisk it for 25-30 seconds. 



◾Transfer this in serving bowl, top it with soaked boondi and red chilly powder.. Gently stir and serve immediately or refrigerate for 10-15 minutes before serving..








12 comments:

  1. mint is a natural cooler...lovely recipes

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  2. Oh wow...my all time fav raita.lovely clicks and Delicious..

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  3. Deeps this is such a hydrating drink and all your photos look professional. And i loved the mint meddler.

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    1. Thank you so much Smitha for this lovely feedback. Food Photography is my favorite subject. And when along with recipes, food images are also appreciated,that gives a truly awesome feel. Thank you once again..

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  4. Oh so refreshing n perfect for the summer Deepa

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  5. All time favorite raita. Love the idea of using dry ginger powder in raita.. Perfect comfort food, Thank you dear Deepa :)

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  6. I have tried Boondi raita ealier, but Boondi Raita with Mint, I really like to try once.

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