Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Pomegranate Raita

Curd lovers, we are. Both me and Jacob hate milk. Infact, we are kind of allergic to it. So the milk intake is substitutes in the form of curd, buttermilk etc. Guess what, our lil Jordan is following the same path.

Raita is another form in which we love curd. It is a must to go with Aloo paratha or fried rice etc. Growing up, I have usually had cucumber or onion raita. But pomegranate raita was kind of new to me. The first time we had it, it was instant hit. Every bite on the pomegranate seeds combined with the yogurt was so refreshing. It has the blend of tastes- sweetness of pomegranate, sourness of yogurt, salty and spiciness of the chillies. Ever since, we have been frequently making it to pair it with some main dish or to eat it plain.

Here is what goes into making it.

  1. 1/2 cup of pomegranate seeds
  2. 1 cup of yogurt
  3. 1 tsp of chopped coriander leaves
  4. 1/2 tsp of chopped green chillies
  5. 1/4 tsp of roasted cumin powder
  6. 2-3 mint leaves chopped or crushed
  7. Salt to taste

  • In a bowl add all the ingredients except pomegranate seeds and mix it all well to evenly distribute the ingredients.
  • Now add the pomegranate seeds and give it a stir. 
  • Serve it with fried rice, roti or have it as it is. They just taste amazing.
  1. You could alternate the green chillies with red chilly powder, to avoid bitting into the green chillies. 
  2. You could omit the use of mint in it if you don't prefer its taste.


  1. This is awesome,,, I often make Biryani.. this raitha will come handy..with a super pomegranate twist. Last pic is tempting and great composition

  2. Perfect raita for the summers, looks lovely.

  3. Ooo that is such a beautiful raita. Loving the gems pic.

  4. wow thats a cooling raita and my fav

  5. This simple and quick raita... Goes best with biryani... Love it... Love photographs

  6. This is quick and handy recipe... Perfect with biryani... Love your photographs

  7. The raita looks so beautiful!! I am sure the pomegranate adds the nice twist to the regular raita!! Beautiful snaps too !


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