Raita is an amazingly and a yummy side dish made of yoghurt to which chopped veggies / fruits / herbs are added. It is an essential accompaniment to pulao, biryani, khichdi, jeera rice, etc. Hence, it is an integral part of an Indian menu. There are various types of raita that can be dished out in a jiffy.
So let me share my version of a very easy and a simple raita made of two main ingredients - pomegranate and cucumber. I have combined both fruit and veggie to make this delectable and healthy raita. Do give it a try by following the step by step pictorial recipe to prepare it.
- 1 cup thick yoghurt, whisked
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 tbsp. pomegranate pearls
- 3 tbsp. cucumber, chopped
- 1-2 green chilies, chopped
- 1 tbsp. coriander leaves, chopped
- 1 tbsp. mint leaves, chopped
- 1/4 tsp. roasted cumin powder
- 1/4 tsp. pepper powder
- 1/4 tsp. red chili flakes
- salt to taste
In a serving bowl, mix together all the above mentioned ingredients.
Garnish as desired and serve as a side dish with pulao, biryani, khichdi, jeera rice, etc.
To the blended yoghurt + water, add pomegranate pearls, cucumber,
green chilies, coriander & mint leaves,
roasted cumin powder, red chili flakes, pepper powder & salt.
Garnish as desired & serve with pulao, biryani, khichdi, jeera rice, etc.