Mint Raita is refreshing Indian raita made with mint, coriander, yogurt, and pomegranate. The freshness of mint and coriander definitely make this raita a summer favorite. It is healthy, good for skin, and for the person who is addicted to garlic, this is a must-try raita recipe.
What is ‘Raita’?
Raita is a Hindi term for a sauce made with curd. It is the most common Indian side-dish.
A raita is a vegetarian and gluten-free sauce that is served as a side dish with most of the Indian main-course dishes.
There are a variety of raita recipes made with fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices.
Family Favorite Mint Raita
We love the addition of green color in the raita. The mint raita is a big shout out to the delicious combination of greens and curd.
The refreshing flavor of textured herbs, the juiciness of pomegranate pearls, the punchy garlic, the sugar, and spices, all together make raita bursting with flavors.
This anar pudina raita is a family favorite recipe that is passed on from one generation to another. The original idea of adding pomegranate in raita was of my grandmother.
It is an adaptable, quick, extremely delicious, raita recipe. And truly a delicious way to eat lots of pomegranates.
Health Benefits Of Pomegranate
- Pomegranate has anti-aging properties
- It helps to keep pimples at bay by making your skin healthy
- Pomegranate can boost your heart health as well
- Pomegranate is a fabulous immunity booster
- It can help in maintaining a good level of hemoglobin
You can serve pomegranate raita with any Indian main course. But it tastes extremely delicious with:
Pudina raita adds great variety to the everyday meal menu.
Tips To Make Best Mint Raita
Make sure the curd used for making pudina raita is not sour.
Whisk the curd nicely using either a hand mixer or a wire whisk to get a smooth texture.
If you like raita thick, skip mixing water in the yogurt.
Garlic is added to the flavor. Hence, it is a totally personal choice to include it in the recipe.
Option 1: You can add chopped onion as well in this mint raita.
Option 2: Instead of making the paste of herbs, you can finely chop them and combine them with the curd. Add the pomegranate and mix nicely.
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Pomegranate Mint Raita Recipe
- 2 Cup thick curd or yogurt
- 1 Cup pomegranate
- Salt to taste
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon cumin powder (jeera powder)
- 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
- 1 teaspoon Chaat Masala
Ingredients To Grind:
- 1/4 Cup mint leaves (pudina)
- 1/4 Cup coriander leaves
- 1 – 2 cloves of garlic (optional)
- 2 green chillies
- 2 tablespoon water
- Blend together the mint, coriander, garlic, green chilies in a mixer using water, into a chutney-like paste. Transfer the paste to a bowl and set this aside.
- In another bowl, whisk the curd using a wire whisk, add 1/4 cup or so of water to get the desired consistency. Whisk the curd well to ensure that no thick lumps remain.
- Next, add the salt, sugar, spices in the yogurt, and whisk it all together until well combined.
- Then, add the mint paste in the yogurt. Stir gently, to combine. Taste and adjust the seasoning accordingly.
- When ready to serve the raita, add the pomegranate pearls and stir to evenly combine.
- Serve Mint Raita chilled or at room temperature.
- Make sure the yogurt used for making raita is not sour.
- Whisk the yogurt nicely using either a hand mixer or a wire whisk to get a smooth texture.
- If you like raita thick, skip mixing water in the yogurt.
- Garlic is added to the flavor. Hence, it is a totally personal choice to include it in the recipe.