Burani Raita | Hyderabadi Burhani Raita

Serving accompaniments/condiments with meals is a customary practice in India. Out of the range of such side dishes, Raita is one of the most common ones. Typically, it is a thick, mildly spiced and creamy curd (yogurt) based sauce that complements the various flavors and textures in a rich Indian meal. Burani Raita, a specialty…

burani raita sprinkled with roasted cumin powder and served in a small bowl with a plate of veg biryani and a bowl of onion slices in the background and text layovers.

Serving accompaniments/condiments with meals is a customary practice in India. Out of the range of such side dishes, Raita is one of the most common ones. Typically, it is a thick, mildly spiced and creamy curd (yogurt) based sauce that complements the various flavors and textures in a rich Indian meal. Burani Raita, a specialty from Hyderabadi cuisine is a quick delish variation that literally gets done in a jiffy. Also referred to as Boorani or Burhani raita, it is the quintessential side to royal flavorful biryanis.

burani raita in a white bowl with vegetable biryani and some sliced red onions on a cream jute napkinburani raita in a white bowl with vegetable biryani and some sliced red onions on a cream jute napkin

About Burani Raita

If you think that it is the rich, fragrant and robust Veg Biryani that defines Hyderabadi cuisine, wait, till you actually have the Burani Raita. Because a Hyderabadi biryani experience is never really complete without teaming the rice dish with the burhani raita or a simple Onion Raita and a Mirchi Ka Salan too.

Yes, you can actually call the Burani Raita as the perfect companion of the Hyderabadi style biryani. And why and how is this particular raita different than the others? It is because the specialty of a boorani raita is the addition of raw garlic to the whisked smooth curd or yogurt.

Do not like the raw taste and pungent aroma of garlic? Simply sauté garlic in…

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