Methi Aur Anar Ka Raita (Fenugreek and Pomegranate Pearls in Yogurt)

Methi Aur Anar Ka Raita (Fenugreek Leaves and Pomegranate Pearls in Yogurt) – The pleasing bitterness of fresh fenugreek leaves and the vibrant juicy Pomegranate pearls makes this Raita a complete hit, especially in freezing winters. This raita is a fantastic combination of yoghurt, stir-fried fresh fenugreek leaves and pomegranate pearls, tempered with cumin, chopped garlic and Kashmiri chilli powder

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Chilling Time in the Refrigerator: 30 minutes
  • Serves: 4

Ingredients and Quantity:

  1. Fenugreek leaves (Methi leaves), finely chopped- 01 cup
  2. Pomegranate pearls- ¼ th cup
  3. Yoghurt whisked- 1 ¼ th cup
  4. Extra Virgin Olive oil- 02 tsp.
  5. Garlic cloves, chopped/sliced- 03
  6. Cumin powder, freshly roasted and ground- ½ tsp.
  7. Chaat masala powder- 1/4th tsp.
  8. Salt -to taste
  9. Rock salt- to taste
  10. Organic Jaggery powder- ¼ th tsp.
  11. Chilled milk/water- as required

For the tempering:

  1. Extra Virgin Olive oil- 01 tbsp.
  2. Cumin seeds- ½  tsp.
  3. Garlic cloves, finely chopped/sliced- 02.
  4. Kashmiri Red chilli powder- 1/4th tsp.

Method:

  1. Heat olive oil in a non-stick pan on medium flame, add the cumin seeds and let it crackle.
  2. To this add the finely chopped garlic and sauté till they turn golden in colour and the raw aroma of the garlic evaporates.
  3. Add the finely chopped methi leaves and sauté it on high flame.
  4. Now add salt to taste, and cook until the methi leaves wilt.
  5. Once you see that the methi is cooked. Remove from the flame and let it cool down completely.
  6. In a large glass bowl add the whisked yoghurt, cumin powder, chaat masala powder, salt, black salt, jaggery powder and the cooked methi.
  7. Add chilled milk/water to adjust consistency
  8. Add the pomegranate pearls and mix the raita.
  9. Place it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to chill.
  10. Remove from the refrigerator and give it a tempering with olive oil, cumin seeds, chopped garlic and Kashmiri red chillies.

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