Pomegranate Raita (Yogurt Dip)

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Sometimes, you learn a lot of lessons the hard way. Just sharing one of those lessons… It is a quote that I don’t need to even add any two-cents of mine, it is that crystal-clear… πŸ™‚




I guess for every Indian, any heavy meal, especially something like biriyani, a raita or a yogurt dip is a must. The easiest one that we always make is the cucumber onion one and of late, I have started making beetroot raita, as it just pairs so well with really spicy biriyanis. The kids love it too. Another raita that the kids really adore is this one which has pomegranate seeds in it. It may be cumbersome to pull out the seeds from this lovely fruit, but it is always worth the effort, I feel. πŸ™‚ I am one lazy head so I try to run away from buying pomegranates, but the kids would already be staying next to the aisle and reminding me to pick them up.Β Raita with pomegranates is very easy to make and give a nice sweet crunch when you relish it with your biriyanis or pulaos. This would also be apt to scoop it up with some spicy aaloo parathats or gobi parathas! Off to this simple recipe…



Pomegranate Raita

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 3
Author Rafeeda


  • 1 pomegranate
  • 350 ml yogurt
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  • Salt to taste


  • Remove off the arils of the pomegranate.
  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl well. Leave in the fridge for around 20 minutes for the flavors to settle.
  • Serve with a spicy biriyani or parathas!

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  1. Perfect for Biriyani. Love it

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Beena…

  2. I like to add some ginger in my raitas.. and some coriander leaves too… You can also sprinkle some sumac! This is my fav fruit so always loved the task of removing the seeds.. hehehe..

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      In my normal raita that I have already posted, I have added ginger, HD is the one who told me to try it… Coriander leaves, u know the story right? Hehe… Sumac is a good idea… thanks a lot Fami…

  3. That’s a great quote…so is your yoghurt dip!
    Happy New Year!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Angie…

  4. healthy and tasty raita! happy new year Rafee!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Veena…

  5. My kind of raita.Looks delicious.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Sapana…

  6. we r a big fan of this raita…looks good..

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Anupa…

  7. Our favorite raita…… love ur bowl and background too….. πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Remya… It is just my kitchentop! πŸ˜‰

  8. Perfect combo and so yum…

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Nora…

  9. all time favorite raita

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Ramya…

  10. Kids here love them too, tempting picture πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Prathibha… πŸ™‚

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