Pomegranate Mint Raita

Pomegranate Mint Raita is a sweet and savory summer favorite raita with the crunch of pomegranates and freshness of mint leaves. 

I first bumped into this combination in one of the indian cooking shows. My aunt would always adorn her curd rice / thayir shadam, with pomegranate and mint leaves, and i loved the flavor always. When i saw it on TV, i felt so dumb, as to why did i never try the combination myself, especially being a raita fan, it was a shame that i missed it all these years. Its a summer favorite since last year.

Like any raita, very easy to put together, can have many variations, and a crowd pleaser always. I have left it simple with just the pomegranate to shine, but some add grated cucumber or grated boiled potato to add some body to the raita. But i think raitas should be easy and quick to make, hence for me, boiled potato is out of question. I have tried it with cucumber and onions, and its a equally beautiful raita. 

The styling in this picture is completely inspired by Hina’s pomegranate mint raita here

Ingredients

  • 1 Pomegranate arils
  • handful of mint leaves washed and finely chopped
  • 1 green chilli, finely chopped
  • handful of coriander leaves, finely chopped.
  • 500 ml curd, whisked
  • 1/2 tsp roasted cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp chat masala
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • salt

Directions

  1. Whisk the curd and sugar together, so that it dissolves completely. 
  2. Add the finely chopped mint, coriander, green chillies into the curd, and set aside in the refrigerator for 15 mins, for the flavors to get absorbed. 
  3. Right before serving save a few pomegranate arils for garnish. 
  4. Add the pomegranate arils, salt, red chilli powder, roasted cumin powder, chat masala and mix well. 

Notes

  • Add salt only before serving. 
  • Add grated cucumber / grated boiled potato. 

 

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