Monday, December 15, 2014

Cucumber - Pomegranate Raita

Cucumber-Pomegranate Raita
This is my daughter's favorite kind of raita. The delicate cucumber and slightly crunchy, tangy pomegranate seeds go very well together I think.

Here's how I make this simple Cucumber-Pomegranate Raita:

Take 1/2 cup yogurt (I use Trader Joe's plain low fat or any of the low fat ones from the Indian store). Add salt, sugar and black pepper pwd to taste. Whisk. Add 1/2 cup thickly grated cucumber, 1 tbsp pomegranate seeds and 1 tbsp roughly chopped peanuts. Make tempering by heating 1 tsp ghee, then spluttering 1/4 tsp mustard seeds in it, then add 1/4 tsp cumin seeds, pinch of hing and 1 or 2 chopped green chillies. You can also add 2-3 torn up curry leaves. Add tempering to the raita. Stir gently.

Garnish with more pomegranate seeds and chopped cilantro.

Goes well with any spicy curry, biryani, masale bhaath etc.


Mayuri Patel said...

I too love the combination of cucumber and dadam. Looks so beautiful, cooling and tempting.

Mayuri Patel said...

love the cucumber and dadam combination. It looks so cooling, tempting and colourful.

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