Raita, Sides

How to make Aloo Anardana Raita | Potato and Pomegranate Raita recipe

Aloo Anardana Raita is a easy and delicious side dish or Gluten Free Raita made with Potato and Pomegranate pearls. Served with One Pot meals or Biryani / Pulav or even eaten as a meal by itself. With using Sendha Namak (fasting salt) in place of normal salt, this can become a Fasting Dish for Navratri too.

The magic of Raita (or simply put, veggies / fruits in a yoghurt sauce) is a healthy addition to a meal, whether you serve it as a side to Pulav / Biryani or simply make an extra dish for unexpected guests. In Summers, it can also serve as a whole meal by itself. My elder one prefers to eat raita that way – as a snack in between meals.

During Summers, we make a lot of Raita (or Thayir Pachadi as it is known in Tamil) with our everyday meals. Like:

We also enjoy yoghurt in other forms like

So, let us know in the comments, what is YOUR favourite way of eating yoghurt?

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Did you know? 💡

As much as Curd contains calcium and is an excellent probiotic , curd or yoghurt also contains a whopping 11g of Protein per 100 grams of serving. Hung Curd is another way to add protein and it is said that one ounce of Greek yogurt has upto a whopping 12 grams of protein!

If you are a newbie to the kitchen or wanting to know how to make thick, homemade curd (just like the one bought at stores), check out this quick, handy video.

Aloo Anardana Raita is a super simple raita that needs 10 mins of prep + cook time. It is a tasty side dish that needs no introduction to Potato lovers. Let’s get to make it now..

Prep time – 10 mins, Cook time – 10 mins, Serves – 3

  • 2 medium Potatoes
  • 1 cup Homemade Thick yogurt (Sub with Plant based yogurt for a vegan version)
  • 1/4 cup Pomegranate pearls
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Powder (Bhuna Jeera powder)
  • 1/2 tsp Chaat masala
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander leaves
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How to make Aloo Anardana Raita

  1. Cube and boil the potatoes in salted water till fork tender.
  2. Alternately you can microwave it for 3-4 min till soft.
  3. Peel the potato and slightly crumble it with your hands.
  4. In a bowl, whisk the curd with salt and roasted Cumin Powder.
  5. Add the crumbled potatoes and the rest of the spices. Mix well.
  6. Add the pomegranate arils and fold them gently into the raita.
  7. Top with chopped coriander leaves.
  8. Serve chilled
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Aloo Anardana Raita

Aloo Anardana Raita is a easy and delicious side dish or Gluten Free Raita made with Potato and Pomegranate pearls.
Course Raita, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Hung Curd, Pomegranate, Potato, Protein Rich, Raita, Side Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3
Author Kalyani

Equipment

  • Bowl
  • Ladle
  • Cutting Board

Ingredients

  • 2 Potatoes medium sized
  • 1 cup Yoghurt Homemade Thick yogurt
  • 1/4 cup Pomegranate pearls
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder Bhuna Jeera powder
  • 1/2 tsp Chaat Masala
  • 1/2 tsp Green coriander leaves

Instructions

  • Cube and boil the potatoes in salted water till fork Tender.
  • Alternately you can microwave it for 3-4 min till soft.
  • Peel the potato and slightly crumble it with your hands.
  • In a bowl, whisk the curd with salt and roasted Cumin Powder.
  • Add the crumbled potatoes and the rest of the spices. Mix well.
  • Add the pomegranate arils and fold them into the raita.
  • Top with chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve chilled

Linking this to BM#123 under “Protein Rich Dishes” for this week.

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12 Comments

  1. Srivalli Jetti

    5 stars
    I love this raita, so simple yet it elevates the dish you serve it with..very good one Kalyani..

  2. Suma Gandlur

    5 stars
    My mother makes anardana raita frequently but we never thought of adding potato which makes it more substantial. As you mentioned, I can eat this bowl of raita on it’s own.

  3. Ritu Tangri

    5 stars
    I do make potato raita but never thought of adding pomegranate, though I use these in other couple of raitas. Pomegranate add a delicious crunch to raita.

  4. Harini Rupanagudi

    5 stars
    I have never added pom seeds to raita and this one sounds amazing. My kids will definitely lick it off the bowl. Visual appeal is excellent too.

  5. Love the addition of pomegranate in raita. This is my kind of raita and absolutely healthy one.

  6. 5 stars
    That looks so colorful with pomegranate arils. with potatoes it looks so delicious. I can enjoy on its own as healthy meal.

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