Burani Raita is a delicious Indian accompaniment made using yogurt and flavored with garlic. Check out the easy recipe to make it.
Raita is an Indian condiment that has so many variations, that you can make a different raita for at least a month or may be more.
I can think of 30 raita recipes right now, while writing this recipe!
It is also one of those side dishes, that is an important part of my meal, especially during Summers.
Made from Curd/Yogurt, Raita is very good for your body, saves you from the scorching heat and also helps in digestion.
While I make many Raita variations at home, this Burani raita makes a nice, cooling counterpart for any spicy Indian dishes, mostly biryanis and pulao’s.
It is a Hyderabadi Raita, that is served along with Biryanis at every local restaurant.
If you are a person who hasn’t tasted or made raita at home yet, you are missing out on a delicious side dish.
So next time you want to serve a side dish, do give this Burani Raita a try.
What is Burani Raita?
It is a creamy Raita, that has a hint of Raw Garlic in it.
Yes, you read it correctly!
We often fry the garlic before using in Raitas, but in this Raita, I have used raw garlic.
And believe me, it gives this Raita a fantastic flavour and it tastes even better when it is served with spicy Biryanis.
This raita is not only refreshing but is packed with the flavours too.
Along with hints of Garlic, it is also flavoured with roasted cumin powder and red chilli powder.
Fresh coriander and mint leaves are also added, which adds a hint of freshness to this Raita.
Green Chilli is added to spice up the Raita, but if you don’t like it too spicy, you can avoid it.
It is very easy to make and gets ready in under 10 minutes.
While some people use finely chopped Garlic in this Raita, I have used minced garlic so that it gets mixed with the curd properly.
Make sure you chill the Raita before serving it, it tastes amazing when eaten with hot spicy Biryani.
This Garlic flavoured Raita also tastes great with Kebabs such as Seekh Kebab, Chicken Shikampuri Kebab, Dum Ke Mutton Kebab, Sunday Kebab etc.
This Raita can also be paired with your everyday meals or along with your festive meals.
It makes for a great side dish that is packed with taste and flavours.
It can also be served along with Stuffed Parathas such as Aloo Paratha, Methi Paratha, Paneer Paratha, Onion Paratha, Gobi Paratha or any other Paratha that you make at home.
Step by Step Recipe
Whisk yogurt until nice and smooth.
Add milk and mix well.
Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
Chill the raita for a few hours before serving.
Burani Raita Recipe
- 250 g Plain Yogurt
- 1/4 cup Milk
- 1 tbsp Fresh Coriander (Finely Chopped)
- 1 tbsp Fresh mint leaves (Finely Chopped)
- 1 tsp Green Chilli (Finely Chopped)
- 1 tsp Garlic (Minced)
- 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder
- 1/2 tsp Roasted cumin powder
- Salt to taste
- Whisk yogurt until nice and smooth.
- Add milk and mix well.
- Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
- Chill the raita for a few hours before serving.