Healthy And Delicious Pomegranate Peel Raita

Why eat pomegranate peel? Like many fruit peels pomegranate fruit peel tastes bitter.  Bitter here is better for health and consuming dried pomegranate peel has multiple benefits for our body. It promotes skin health, helps in reducing chronic pain, promotes brain cell health, protect ears from hearing loss, promotes hair growth, reduces blood sugar level and good for digestion.

There are ways to consume pomegranate peel. Try pomegranate peel raita prepared using yogurt and coconut. One can eat this as it is or as side dish with rice items and rotis.


1.  Dried pomegranate fruit peel – ¼ cup

2.  Buttermilk or curd – 2 cups

3.  Grated coconut -2 cups

4.  Green chilis – 3

5.  Cumin – ¼ tsp

6.  Black pepper – ¼ tsp

7.  Asafetida – pinch

8.  Urad dal -1/4 tsp

9.  Ghee – 2 tsp

10.  Mustard – ¼ tsp

11.  Red chili -1

12.  Curry leaves – few

13.  Salt

14.  Water – ¼ cup


1.       Place frying pan on medium heat and add ½ tsp ghee. Add urad dal and fry it to golden color, add cumin, pomegranate peel pieces and peeper. Fry for a minute. Keep aside the fried content to cool.

2.       Grind grated coconut, green chilies, salt and fried contents by adding water. If needed add little more water. Grind it to a paste.

3.       Transfer grinded mix to a vessel, add whisked curd  and mix well. You can add buttermilk in place of curd.

4.       Prepare seasoning using ghee, mustard, curry leaves, red chili and asafetida.

5.       Add seasoning to raita and serve with rice dish or rotis

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Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: August 18, 2022

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