Pomegranate Raita

Pomegranate Raita
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Pomegranate Raita Recipe is a refreshing raita made with fresh coriander leaves and pomegranates as the name suggests. Pomegranate Raita is a great accompaniment for a variety of main course dishes and can be served with an Indian meal of roti, paratha, puri.

The freshness of mint and coriander definitely make this raita a summer favorite packed with the curry.

Cuisine: Indian
Course: Side Dish
Diet: Vegetarian 
Prep in 20 M
Cooks in 30 M
Total in 50 M
Makes: 3 Servings

Ingredients.

  • 2 cups Hung Curd (Greek Yogurt)
  • 1 cup Anardana Powder (Pomegranate Seed Powder)
  • 1/4 cup Mint Leaves (Pudina)
  • 1/4 cup Coriander (Dhania) Leaves
  • 3-4 cloves Garlic
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera)
  • 1 teaspoon Chaat Masala Powder

Directions.

  • To begin making the Pomegranate Raita, first blend together the mint, coriander, garlic and green chillies in a mixer using little water, into a chutney like paste. Transfer the paste to a bowl and set this aside.
  • In another bowl, whisk the curd using hand blender or wire whisk, add 1/4 cup or so of water to get the desired consistency. Whisk the curd well to ensure that no thick lumps remain.
  • Next, add the salt, cumin powder, chaat masala and sugar in the yogurt, and whisk it all together until well combined.
  • Then, add the green paste in the yogurt. Stir gently, to combine. Taste and adjust the seasoning according to your requirement. If not serving immediately, keep the yogurt in the refrigerator, to cool.
  • When ready to serve the raita, add the pomegranate pearls and stir to combine. Serve Pomegranate Raita chilled or at room temperature with your ì main course meal.


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