We all love pomegranates and often add them to salads, shrikands and raitas. The sweet seeds add an unusual flavour to the dish.
Pomegranate raita is a yogurt condiment flavoured with grated or finely chopped vegetables or fruit with herbs or mustard to enhance the flavour. In Gujarati mustard is called “rai”. “So a raita without mustard isn’t a raita” according to my dad and father in law! I used the ready made English mustard which is fairly mild. You can add as much or as little as you like.
Raitas are great to have as an accompaniment with any curries. It’s always part of the Gujarati Thali. It can also be used as a dip for papadams, bhajias, dhoklas etc.. There are lots of different variations of making raita. Variations of other raita recipes can be found here
Ingredients for Pomegranate raita: 2 cups of yogurt
- salt to taste
- 1 -2 teaspoons of English mustard ( readymade).
- 2-3 green chillies cut into small pieces ( use as per your taste)
- 5-6 strands of coriander
- half to one cup of pomegranates( you can add as much as you like…depending on personal preference)
1. Transfer yogurt to a mixing bowl.
2. Add the salt, mustard, chillies, coriander and pomegranates to the yogurt.
3. Mix well using a fork.
4. The raita is ready. Please keep it in the fridge until you are ready to serve.