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Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Pomegranate-Mango Raitha(Raita) | Fruit Raita | Easy Sides

Though yogurt is the result of fermented milk but its much more healthier than milk.Yogurt contains probiotics(for life).Probiotics refers to living organism that results in health benefits to the body.Yogurt contains live(good) bacteria helps to prevent digestive disorders and also boosts immune function.Yogurts also provides a good amount of calcium,vitamin B2,B12,potassium and magnesium.Yogurt can be served daily in the form of smoothies,raitha,parfait,buttermilk and in whichever forms you like.Raitha is a blend of yogurt,spices and fruits/veggies/boondis.I generally make the simple onion tomato raitha or cucumber carrot raitha but occasionally make pomegranate raitha too.

Raithas are so refreshing side with pulao,biriyani.They are similar to south Indian pachadis.They can be made with boondis,a variety of fruits and veggies.Among fruits,I love the pomegranate raitha as the seeds add a nice crunch to the raitha.As mangoes are readily available now,so just sneaked in which gave this raitha a right balance of flavors.We served this raitha with my yesterday's post- vegetable pulao.Enjoy making your own fruit raitha that can be served with pulao,biriyani or just like that !!

Preparation time~5 mins
Cooking time~nil
Recipe source~own
pomegranate 1/2 of a large one
mango 1
yogurt 2 cups
chilly powder 1/2 tsp
cumin powder 1/2 tsp
salt to taste
cilantro/coriander leaves chopped 2tbsp

  •  Wash and peel the mangoes.Chop small.Wash the pomegranate,cut and remove the seeds,discard any skin.
  • Beat the yogurt well in a bowl and add the spices,salt.Mix well.
  • Add the chopped mango pieces and pomegranate seeds(reserve a few for garnish).Add in cilantro chopped and serve just like that or refrigerate for half an hour.

* You can use any other fruits of your choice keeping the base yogurt mix same.


Tumas Tongue Treats said... Best Blogger Tips

Molu....... Kalakki.

Swathi said... Best Blogger Tips

Killer raita Julie you need to make it when I come to see you.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

wow amazing the pomegranate clicks

Gloria Fernandes said... Best Blogger Tips

Raita looks so delicious and so colorful..

Anu Yalo said... Best Blogger Tips

That's a cool recipe!!

Motions and Emotions said... Best Blogger Tips

so colourful...liked it

Shobha said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice fruity raita..

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Thermofan. Marisa G. said... Best Blogger Tips

Dear Julie. Here in Spain we cannot find pomegranate till fall. It's one of my favorites fall fruits.
Love your recipe with yogurt instead of milk.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, what a gorgeous raita! Perfect!!

Home Cooked food said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious and colorful raita

great-secret-of-life said... Best Blogger Tips

very interesting combo

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

I could have it just like that... delicious...

Sona said... Best Blogger Tips

Refreshing and delicious raita with fruits..

Anupa Joseph (Palaharam) said... Best Blogger Tips

I would not need any main dish to go with it...Just the raita alone would be a great treat to the combo...