Burani raita is a Mughlai dish and very much popular in Hyderabad. I have never seen this type of raita available in any other city in this country. I mean may be available but that too only at a very few selective restaurants. But I do not know which are those selective restaurants because I never noticed this in any other city.
I only had such Burani raita at a restaurant (that too in Hyderabad) once in my life till now. I just ordered a plate of spicy Hyderabadi biryani and they gave burani raita along with that biryani. Biryani was huge in quantity. No normal person can eat that much at a time. But I did not give up. I took time and ordered another bowl of burani raita and finally I finished that after struggling for approx half an hour. I could not finish that biryani without raita. That time I came to know that it was burani raita. I asked that restaurant boy what was the speciality of that raita. He said that garlic paste was added and the rest was their magic. “hmmmm” I replied.
So did you ever tried this yogurt based dish? If you are from Hyderabad then you have definitely eaten burani raita but for others, the answer is probably “NO”. It even not easily available at any restaurant apart from Hyderabad and some other cities in Andhra & Telangana. So last possible option to have this burani raitha is the preparation of this type of raita at home and enjoy.
Burani raita recipe
- 1 cup yogurt/curd/dahi
- 1.5 tablespoon full cream milk, optional
- 1.5 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon roasted cumin powder
- 1 teaspoon chaat masala, optional
- ½ tsp red chilli powder
- ½ tsp black pepper powder
- Black salt/rock salt as needed
- Take each ingredient in a large bowl and whisk all
- Keep this in a refrigerator to settle, then add pinches of cumin powder & red chilli powder and serve