Yogurt, mildly and appropriately flavored with garlic is burani raita. Raita is basically yogurt which has been flavored or enhanced by some of the other ingredients. These ingredients could be any add-ons such as vegetables etc or flavoring agents such mint etc. Burani raita has a very peculiar and different flavor. When I tried making burani raita, following the regular burani raita recipes on the blogosphere, I never liked it. This burani raita recipe is my take on it. It has a subtle and pleasant flavor of garlic. Burani raita tastes great with pulao and biryani. However the same can be served with paratha etc too.
Ingredients for Bhurani Raita
Yogurt: Any raita recipe calls good quality yogurt. Generally, I do not prefer very thick yogurt for the raita recipes, especially, when I am adding vegetables, etc. However, this particular raita recipe calls for a thick and creamy yogurt. This is because there aren’t any add-ons in this raita.
Garlic: Generally garlic is pounded and added to yogurt to make raita. However, I never liked the rawness of garlic in yogurt. And therefore to make this raita, garlic cloves have been roasted and added. Further, the yogurt is strained. This helps to maintain the mild flavor of garlic without its sharpness in the burani raita.
Spices: A mix of cumin seeds powder, mint powder, black salt, black pepper powder and red chili powder called the dahi masala has been used to flavor this raita.
Recipes similar to Burani Raita Recipe
Raita is one of the most popular accompaniments of Indian meals. These can be prepared in so many ways, using different vegetables, fruits (yes, do check the recipe for mango raita). Other than this raita can be prepared without any vegetables and fruits too such as masala raita etc. Do check our collection for raita recipes given here.
How to serve Burani Raita?
Serve it with vegetable pulao for a weekday lunch.
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1.This recipe makes 1 cup of burani raita.
2.In a pan add 1 garlic clove.
3.Roast it for a minute.
5.Add 1 cup yogurt to the mortar. You can instead transfer the garlic paste to a mixing bowl and add yogurt to it. I prefer to do it so, as it makes sure that no flavors are lost.
7.Strain the garlic yogurt.
8.Add remaining yogurt (if any).
9.Add 1 tsp dahi masala.
11.Check and adjust the seasoning, if required.
12.Serve. Bon appetite.
PREP TIME 5 minutes
COOK TIME 1 minutes
TOTAL TIME 6 minutes
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