Cucumber and Pomegranate Raita

Bangladeshi dish. The basic ingredient for this dish is yogurt. Vegetables or fruits or combination of vegetables and fruits can be added to the yogurt. It can be used as a dip or sauce or salad. The yogurt may be seasoned with coriander, mint, and other herbs and spices.

Cucumber and yogurt are perfect summer ingredients. It’s helps to cool down and hydrate the body.

Today I have made raita with cucumber and pomegranate. Pomegranate adds to the nutritive value of this dish. Also it makes it mildly sweet and crunchy:)


Cucumber-  1 big
Pomegranate- 1/2 cup
Salt to taste
Roasted jeera powder- 1/4th tsp
Chilli powder- 1/4th tsp
Sugar- 1/2 tsp
Garam masala- 1/4th tsp
Yogurt- 1 1/2 cups


Grate cucumber.

Beat the yogurt well it becomes smooth. 

In a bowl, add the grated cucumber, pomegranate and beaten yogurt and mix well. 

Add jeera powder, chilli powder, sugar, garam masala, sugar and salt to taste. 

Mix everything together and serve chilled.