Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Poosanikai Pomegranate Thayir Pachadi(Ash gourd pomegranate Raita)

With mercury on the rise ,I am trying to include fruits and vegetables in my diet that are ideal for this season.One such delicious recipe is this raita made with ash gourd and pomegranate .Usually we make raita with ash gourd but to make it colourful,healthy and appealing I added carrot and pomegranate along with it.The pomegranate gives a mild sweetness to this raita and a cup of this raita when made with low fat yogurt is so healthy and makes it suitable for diabetics and weight watchers too.It goes well with Sambar or kuzhambhu and plain rice .

Preparation time :15 mins


Grated ash gourd-3 tbsp
Grated carrot-3 tbsp
Pomegranate -2 tbsp
Low fat yogurt or regular plain yogurt(curd)-1 and 1/2 cups
Hing /asafetida -1/2 tsp
Salt-to taste
Oil-1 tbsp

To be grind to a paste:
Grated coconut-2 tbsp
Green chillies-1

To temper:
Mustard seeds -1 tsp
Jeera/cumin seeds-1 tsp
Curry leaves-few 


1.Grind green chilli and coconut to a fine paste .

2.Beat the yogurt to a uniform consistency.add salt and hing to it.

3.Add the grated ash gourd ,carrot and pomegranate to the yogurt . Add the ground paste also to it and mix well.

4.Heat oil in a wok and add the tempering ingredients and once the mustard splutters ,add it to the raita.

5.Serve the Raita chilled along with hot plain rice and sambar or vatha kuzhambhu .


  1. Very creative dear. We are constantly on the look out to add variety to our table and recipes like this are the answer to our quest. What a delicious raita with the goodness of ash gourd and the sweet fruity punch from the pomegrate seeds.

  2. Flavor od hing and conbination of ingredients is truly amazing. Loved it suja :)

  3. Innovative & colorful rita..................must try this.

  4. The pachadi looks amazing... lovely innovation...

  5. I loved The way hw u combined both.heathy ,tasty raita..

  6. very nice combo of fruit and veggie...perfect for this summer...

  7. Ohh! I like the addition of the seeds. So vibrant and makes the dish even more flavorful.

  8. Sounds a great combination..will try out!!

  9. Healthy & delicious raita....................