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Pomegranate raita Recipe with step by step photos.  this pomegranate raita is a pleasant fruity raita. like all the other raita recipes, this pomegranate raita too is very simple and easy to prepare. Fresh pomegranate arils in a creamy sweet spiced yogurt base in a raita, that is as good as a sweet dessert.

pomegranate raita recipe

For our sweet tastebuds, we prefer sweet with sweet. However, if you prefer the salty version, then just don’t add sugar to the pomegranate raita. But do spice it up with roasted cumin powder, black pepper and some chaat masala for that extra pep.

If making a salty version of pomegranate raita, then just add black salt or rock salt as required in the raita along with all the three spice powders mentioned above. If making for religious fasting (vrat), than add rock salt (sendha namak) only.

There are Few more variations of making pomegranate raita… like some people add pomegranate juice or boiled potatoes or finely chopped onions and cucumber to the raita. I have kept this pomegranate raita plain and simple as we like this way. But you can try and experiment with your raita recipe.

This pomegranate raita is so good that you can have it plain. You can also serve it as a side dish with a biryani, pulao, saffron rice or even jeera rice.

Pomegranate raita even goes well with Indian chaat snacks like aloo tikki chole, papdi chaat, ragda patties and dahi puri.

How to make pomegranate raita

1. Firstly slice 1 pomegranate (anardana) and remove the pomegranate arils. You need about ¾ cup of pomegranate arils. Measure and keep all the ingredients ready for making pomegranate raita.

pomegranate raita recipe

2. Take 1.5 cups of chilled yogurt (curd) in a bowl or vessel and whisk the yogurt till smooth.

pomegranate raita recipe

3. Now add sugar as required. I added 1 tablespoon of sugar to the raita but you can skip sugar if you like the salty version.

pomegranate raita recipe

4. Stir well till sugar is dissolved.

pomegranate raita recipe

5. Season with ½ teaspoon roasted cumin powder (bhuna jeera powder), ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder, 1 pinch red chili powder, ¼ teaspoon chaat masala powder (optional) and 1 pinch of black salt or rock salt. If you are making for religious fasting (vrat) then add rock salt. Otherwise you can use black salt or regular salt.

pomegranate raita recipe

6. Start mixing the spice powders with a wired whisk or spoon.

pomegranate raita recipe

7. Mix the spice powders very well.

pomegranate raita recipe

8. Add ¾ cup of pomegranate arils and reserve a few for garnish.

pomegranate raita recipe

9.  mix well.

pomegranate raita recipe

10. Stir and pour the pomegranate raita in serving bowls. Garnish the raita with the pomegranate pearls and coriander or mint leaves. you can also chill and then Serve the Pomegranate raita later.

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pomegranate raita recipe, anardana raita recipe

pomegranate raita

Pomegranate raita is a sweet raita made with fresh pomegranates and spiced with roasted cumin powder, black pepper and chaat masala.
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Cuisine Indian
Course Side Dish
Servings 2 to 3


  • 1.5 cups chilled yogurt (curd or dahi) - dairy or vegan
  • ¾ cup fresh pomegranate arils (anardana)
  • ½ teaspoon roasted cumin powder (bhuna jeera powder)
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder (kali mirch powder)
  • 1 pinch red chili powder (lal mirch powder), or as required
  • ¼ teaspoon chaat masala powder (optional)
  • 1 pinch of black salt or rock salt. add rock salt if making for religious fasting or vrat
  • sugar as required
  • a few coriander leaves or mint leaves for garnish


  • Whisk the yogurt till smooth.
  • Now add sugar as required. Stir well till sugar is dissolved.
  • Season with roasted cumin powder, black pepper powder, red chili powder, chaat masala powder (optional) and salt. Mix well.
  • Add the pomegranate arils and reserve a few for garnish.
  • Stir and pour the pomegranate raita in serving bowls. Garnish with the pomegranate pearls and coriander or mint leaves.
  • You can also chill and serve the pomegranate raita later.


  1. While making pomegranate raita for kids, skip the black pepper powder and red chili powder.
  2. If using Cashew yogurt, then to get a sour taste in the yogurt (as cashew yogurt has a sweet taste) add ½ teaspoon lemon juice or as required.

Nutrition Info (Approximate values)

Nutrition Facts
pomegranate raita
Amount Per Serving
Calories 174 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 205mg9%
Potassium 429mg12%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 210IU4%
Vitamin C 7.2mg9%
Calcium 228mg23%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    1. either make your own or you can buy them online or at indian grocery store. just dry roast some cumin seeds in a pan till they become aromatic. when cooled, powder them fine in a coffee grinder or a dry grinder. store in an air tight bottle at room temperature.

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