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Pineapple raita recipe with step by step photos – sweet, refreshing and a fruity raita made with fresh pineapples.

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Pineapple raita always reminds of the time, when I first had it in a restaurant in Mumbai. I was doing my post graduate studies at that time and one of my pals took me to this restaurant and suggested that the pineapple raita was really good there.

I was not very keen. I was like pineapple in yogurt. Is this girl gone crazy? but she persuaded me to have it and said you will never forget it. And she was right.

It was the Best pineapple raita i have had till date. What I liked was they had also added pomegranate to the raita. So not only was it colorful but also gave a variation to the raita in taste as well as flavor. I tried pineapple raita in other restaurants too but they were not so good.

I made this pineapple raita and it came very close to the raita I had that day. When I make this raita, at times, I add pomegranate to the raita and at times skip adding them. Then I just add the pomegranate as a garnish. You can even skip the pomegranate arils if you do not have them and just make the raita with pineapple.

pineapple raita recipe

Do try this pineapple raita at home and trust me, you and your family are going to love it. And with the summers approaching. Refresh yourself with this Cool, salty and sweet pineapple raita.

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pineapple raita recipe

pineapple raita

4.67 from 3 votes
Pineapple raita recipe - sweet yogurt raita with pineapple and pomegranate.
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins

Cuisine World
Course: Side Dish

Servings 1 -2


  • 1 cup Curd (yogurt or dahi)
  • ½ cup pineapple, chopped cubes
  • ¼ cup pomegranate arils (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder (lal mirch powder)
  • 1 teaspoon roasted cumin powder (bhuna jeera powder)
  • 1 to 2 tablespoon sugar or add as per taste
  • rock salt (edible and food grade) or black salt as required
  • 1 to 2 tablespoon coriander leaves (dhania patta), chopped
  • a few coriander leaves for garnish (dhania patta)


  • Whip the curd till its smooth.
  • Add the spice powders, sugar and salt to the curd. Mix well.
  • Add the chopped pineapple and half of the pomegranate seeds
  • Reserve the other half for garnishing
  • Chill the pineapple raita before serving.
  • Garnish the pineapple raita with the remaining pomegranate and chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve pineapple raita immediately with any north indian main course.

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How to make pineapple raita recipe

1. Take 1 cup chilled curd in a mixing bowl.

curd for pineapple raita recipe

2. Whip or beat till smooth.

curd for pineapple raita recipe

3. Add ½ tsp red chili powder and 1 tsp roasted cumin powder. Also add 1 to 2 tbsp sugar (add sugar as per taste) and rock salt or black salt as required.

spices for pineapple raita recipe

4. Mix very well.

making pineapple raita recipe

5. Add ½ cup chopped pineapple cubes. At this step you can also add half of the pomegranate arils or reserve all of them for garnish later.

pineapple for pineapple raita recipe

6. Mix again. Check the taste and add more red chilli powder, roasted cumin powder, salt and sugar if required.

making pineapple raita recipe

7. Garnish the raita with the pomegranate arils, a few chopped pineapple cubes and some coriander leaves. Serve pineapple raita immediately with any North Indian main course.

pineapple raita

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  1. Do i need to boil the pineapple with sugar or can i add the fresh pineapple directly to the recipe.

    1. fresh pineapple can be added directly. but serve the raita immediately or after 15 to 20 minutes.

  2. Your pineapple raita was DELICIOUS! I added pomegranate pearls too and they added to the looks as well as taste. Thank you so much for the recipe.

    1. pleased to know this thankyou so much purnima and yes pomegranate pearls would look good and add to the taste 🙂

  3. Hi Dassana,

    Today’s recipe was pineapple raita though I was not having pomegranate then also its taste awesome. I never thought we can hav pineapplle in this form.My hubbies new mantra nowadays is, whenever I m presenting new dish in front of him he is saying ” Jay Dassana” 🙂 n then use to taste the food….

    I feel thanks also very small thing to express my feelings….

    Sujata Sachin5 stars

    1. welcome sujata. thanks for sharing your positive and sweet feedback. glad to know this. happy cooking.

    1. some raitas taste better than with sugar. its a matter of personal preference. in this recipe sugar accentuates the taste of the raita. but without sugar also the raita tastes good coz the sweetness comes from the pineapple and pomegranate.

  4. It was excellent :))).,..Love ur recipes and the pics too !!keep up the good work for us 😉

  5. Beautiful photos… I have actually eaten pineapple with yogurt for breakfast but never really in the form of raita.

    1. thanks chinmayie…. glad you liked the photos. in fact i so much like your style of photography and this compliment coming from you has made my day.

  6. My fav too….best ever combo pomegranate and pineapple….loved the idea of using fresh pineapples coz generally in all resturants they serve this using tinned one…can see the freshness of pineapple chunks in your clicks too….!!!

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