4.2/5 rating (19 votes)

Pomegranate Raita

  • Heat None
  • Serves 6
  • Prep 10 mins
Pomegranate Raita

A very special refreshing little side dish

Hari says

Most Indian meals are incomplete with the cooling element of yoghurt. You can just have plain yoghurt or create something more extravagant. There are so many different types of raita dishes and you can flavour yoghurt with pretty much anything. Some of the more usual ones are made with mint, cucumber or spices such as cumin seeds. I like this raita because the dish is slightly different and uses the wonderful pomegranate fruit. The little gems pop in your mouth releasing that lovely sweet flavoured fruit twang which is lovely with

  • Ingredients
  • Method
  • 250g plan Greek yoghurt
  • ½ tsp roasted cumin
  • 1 tsp jaggery (or brown sugar)
  • 2 tbsp pomegranate seeds
  • 2 tbsp grated cucumber
  • ½ tsp salt


  1. Put the yoghurt into a bowl and beat it a little to aerate.
  2. Toast the cumin seeds in a frying pan until fragrant then add to the yoghurt.
  3. Mix all the other ingredients and stir through

Nutritional information

Typical values* per Serving
Fat (g)8.7
of which saturates (g)5.7
Carbohydrates (g)6.6
of which sugars (g)6.2
Fibre (g)0.3
Protein (g)5.0
Salt (mg)0.32
*Based upon calculated values, supplied by myfitnesspal.com. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated.

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Comments (4)

  • Jo


    07 January 2016 at 16:02 |
    This is a delayed review. I made this raita a few months ago for friends alongside a few of your other recipes. All were brilliant, but this raita flavour combination is superb. It's so good that I had to write a review - the first ever for a recipe. Thank you!


    • Hari Ghotra

      Hari Ghotra

      07 January 2016 at 17:41 |
      Hi Jo Thank you so much for your review - really lovely to hear that you liked this dish. I really love it too, the burst of the little juice, filled rubies is delicious. Please do let me know what else you have tried and enjoyed. Thanks so much for leaving your first ever food review on my site. Hari


  • Hari


    14 March 2015 at 15:01 |
    Hi Emily
    Loving your site! This one is a mixture of some fab flavours - let me know what you think! Thanks Hari


  • Emily


    13 March 2015 at 16:19 |
    A winning combination! All of my favorites, cannot wait to try this.

    Emily | www.truefood.is


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