fruit raita

Fruit raita recipe with step by step photos – fruit raita is a simple and easy raita recipe to go with your regular meals or the food you prepare for fasting or vrat. Since the Indian fasting recipes are usually loaded with carbs and fat….. Its a good practice to include some proteins and vitamins-minerals in the fasting food. plain fruits as well as fruit juices are great to boost the nutrient quotient in a fasting diet.

Raitas are ideal accompaniment for pulao, biryani or dal rice combination. They are quick to prepare and make your meal more rich and colorful. i usually like to spice up the raitas by adding chaat masala, chilli powder, jeera powder, amchur and so on.

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fruit raita

This mix fruit raita is a sweet raita. it can be just had plain as a dessert. As I wanted to prepare this raita for Navratri vrat, so I took care to use the spices which are allowed during Navratri fasting. So this raita recipe is spiced up subtly with roasted cumin powder, red chilli powder and rock salt only.

You can refer this Navratri fasting rules post to know more about Navratri vrat rules. If you are making this raita on a regular day then you can add any other spice of your liking too.

For making the fruit raita, I have used bananas, pomegranate and apples. No special reason for using them except that they were there in my kitchen and these fruits go along well.

You can use fruits of your choice to make this raita. But just take care that the fruit combination go well together. E.g. I don’t like to have citrus fruits with sweet fruits.

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fruit raita

5 from 3 votes
Fruit raita is sweet raita made with yogurt and mix fruits.
fruit raita recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:15 mins
Total Time:15 mins
Cuisine:north indian
Servings (change the number to scale):2 to 3
(1 CUP = 250 ML)


  • 4 tablespoon chilled yogurt (dahi or curd) - dairy or vegan
  • 1 medium pomegranate - sliced and the arils removed
  • 1 medium apple - peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 medium banana - peeled and chopped
  • ½ to 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 pinch roasted cumin powder (bhuna jeera powder)
  • 1 pinch rock salt (sendha namak) or black salt.
  • 1 pinch red chili powder or cayenne pepper


  • Whisk the yogurt (curd) till smooth.
  • Add sugar or as required. Mix the sugar well, till it dissolves.
  • Next add roasted cumin powder, 1 pinch of red chili powder and 1 pinch of rock salt. Stir well.
  • Lastly add the chopped banana, apple and pomegranate arils. Mix well.
  • You also garnish the raita with pomegranate arils.
  • Serve the fruit raita immediately.


If you are making fruit raita for regular days (non-fasting days) then you can use normal or regular salt instead of rock salt. For fasting food we use rock salt.
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How to make fruit raita recipe

1. Peel, core and chop 1 medium sized apple. Then peel and chop 1 medium sized banana. Slice 1 medium sized pomegranate and remove the arils. Place the chopped fruits aside for making fruit raita.

fruit raita recipe

2. In a bowl, take 4 tablespoons yogurt (dahi or curd).

fruit raita recipe

3. Whisk the yogurt with the help of a wired whisk or spoon.

fruit raita recipe

4. Whisk the yogurt till smooth.

fruit raita recipe

5. Then add ½ to 1 tablespoon sugar or add as required.

fruit raita recipe

6. Mix the sugar well, till it dissolves.

fruit raita recipe

7. Next add 1 pinch of roasted cumin powder (bhuna jeera powder), 1 pinch of red chili powder (lal mirch powder) and 1 pinch of rock salt (sendha namak). If you are not making this raita for religious fasting (vrat) then you can use regular salt also instead of rock salt. For fasting food we use rock salt.

fruit raita recipe

8. Stir and mix very well.

fruit raita recipe

10. Lastly add the chopped banana, apple and pomegranate arils.

fruit raita recipe

11. Mix well.

fruit raita recipe

12. Serve the Fruit raita immediately. you also garnish the raita with pomegranate arils.

fruit raita recipe

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Dassana Amit

Dassana Amitnamaste and welcome to which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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4 comments/reviews

  1. i have see your many raita recipies. i have a question..

    i dont have anything to grind cummin seed. so can i use normal cumin powder.?
    what difference you think it will have in taste?
    can i heat for a few seconds the cumin powder i have.. and add it to raita..?

    thank you for all your knowledge that you have shared on this website.5 stars

    • roasted cumin powder has a different taste than regular cumin powder. you can always roast the powder in a small pan and then add. usually i roast cumin seeds and powder them in a mixie. then store in an airtight small jar. and use the roasted cumin powder, whenever required. welcome 🙂

  2. Looks so good Dassana…

    • thanks vimitha