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Pomegranate Yogurt

Pomegranate Yogurt
Pomegranate Yogurt ~ Food as Unexpected Beauty

I love fruit-flavored yogurts. I often make them at home with whatever fruit I have at hand. I cut and crush the fruit and mix with homemade yogurt. Depending on the fruit sweetness level, I usually add sugar or honey and salt to the yogurt. Takes only few minutes to prepare and offers a very cool way to end the meal. Also, no matter what time of day it is, a small cup of fruit-yogurt always has the power to cheer me up.


Homemade Yogurt ………………………..Pomegranate

Recipe:
(for two)
1 cup fresh homemade yogurt
1 pomegranate fruit, or 1 cup pomegranate seeds
Salt and Sugar ~ a pinch each, or to taste
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Rinse, and make a shallow, vertical cut on the pomegranate. Separate the halves. Pull the fruit open and shell the seeds over a bowl. Add yogurt, also salt and sugar. Whisk the yogurt to blend well. Refrigerate for about half an hour. Serve and enjoy. The pure, sweet juice that pops out of ruby-red, gem like seedsacs combined with chilled yogurt, it’s a simple food with an extraordinary beauty.

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Yogurt, Pomegranate (Wednesday November 7, 2007 at 7:02 pm- permalink)

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19 comments for Pomegranate Yogurt »

  1. gr8 way to finish off the meal. thanx for the suggestion. will do it soon.

    Comment by swaroopa — November 7, 2007 @ 7:43 pm

  2. Yes! This is bliss! I made some just last week - I skipped sugar and salt - and it is to die for! Gorgeous pics, Indira!

    And, a Happy Diwali to you and Vijay and your readers, too!

    Comment by Manisha — November 7, 2007 @ 7:45 pm

  3. Looks lovely, Indira! I love to sprinkle pomegranate seeds on yogurt rice..

    Wish you and Vijay a very happy Diwali!

    Comment by Chandrika — November 7, 2007 @ 9:47 pm

  4. This is positively *jewel-like*, Indira. I love pomegranate, never thought to mix with yogurt. You’ve been busy in the kitchen! The squash with green peas looks great, but my fav is the prizewinning pumpkin, overfed on feed ;)

    Comment by Linda — November 7, 2007 @ 10:29 pm

  5. wow!! never heard nor saw a combo like that but you know what, its fantastic indira!!
    homemade yoghurt n pomegranate looks divine!!

    Comment by padmaja — November 8, 2007 @ 3:08 am

  6. Beeyewtiful! A karnataka specialty is prepared yogurt rice- like the kind you make for prasadam with tempered green chiilies etc -is garnished with grapes and/or pomegranates. Yumm!

    Comment by Janani — November 8, 2007 @ 6:50 am

  7. Beatiful photos, Indira!

    Fruit + yogurt is one of my favourite breakfast. My husband and I often do this. We chop up whatever seasonal fruit we have, and put some yogurt on top! It makes a refreshing and delicious breakfast!

    Comment by Maninas: Food Matters — November 8, 2007 @ 7:04 am

  8. Indira, what kind of vessel is that in which you made perugu? Where did you purchase it? It looks great, and may absorb water from the perugu also.

    Comment by padmaja — November 8, 2007 @ 8:24 am

  9. Wow simply delicious! Just bought some danimmakayalu i will have them this way! Happy Diwali Indira and family!

    Comment by kalva — November 8, 2007 @ 10:54 am

  10. Hi Indira

    Can u plz post the recipe for parval. i cant find it on the site. is it same as dondakaya recipe?

    ~Shalini

    Comment by shalini — November 8, 2007 @ 11:40 am

  11. Indira,
    Happy Diwali to you and your family. The yougurt looks gorgeous and I am sure must have tasted even better.

    Comment by seema — November 8, 2007 @ 12:39 pm

  12. Though i make yogurt at home, never tried making flavoured yogurt. Thanks for this wonderful tip! Looks delicious! Happy diwali to you and your family members.

    Comment by anusriram — November 8, 2007 @ 2:06 pm

  13. Your homemade yogurt looks yummy! I love the matka you have it in. Happy Diwali Indira.

    Comment by Chakli — November 8, 2007 @ 4:39 pm

  14. Thank you for the wishes, my friends.

    Wishing you a happy and shubha Deepavali and fabulous weekend!

    Padmaja: It’s a clay pot, purchased it at a pottery barn few years ago. Great for yogurt making. Also thanks for sharing the mom’s thanksgiving dessert. It’s definitely my kind of meal.:)

    Shalini: Thanks for your interest in parvel recipe. Right now, I am little bit busy with festival day preparations. Will definitely add the recipe by this weekend.

    Comment by Indira — November 8, 2007 @ 5:23 pm

  15. Yoghurt is someting that has a special preference in my family..I have made flavoured ones..but this is a new idea.thanks

    Comment by Rachel — November 9, 2007 @ 3:43 am

  16. May I offer another variation? I saw another version on TV the other day. Half the seeds are crushed and strained. The juice is mixed with yoghurt. The rest of the seeds are mixed in directly. In delicious pink hue, it looked yummy. Your post has strengthened my resolve to make pomegranate yoghurt!

    Comment by Kranti Pravallika — November 14, 2007 @ 8:21 am

  17. We were on the same page: http://thecagefreetomato.blogspot.com/2007/11/while-bread-is-baking.html. I beat you to it, but I prefer your pictures.

    Comment by The CFT — November 15, 2007 @ 7:52 pm

  18. The link shouldn’t include the period, it’s http://thecagefreetomato.blogspot.com/2007/11/while-bread-is-baking.html

    Sorry about that.

    Comment by The CFT — November 15, 2007 @ 7:54 pm

  19. Hi Indra,
    This pomegranate pachadi looks good. Planning to make this sometime. Just want to know, is it to be eaten as such, or can it serve as an accompaniment for any main course for e.g. with some spicy sambar rice or something like that.

    Hi Nandita,
    This is like a mini dessert. Not that good to mix with rice etc.
    This is how I do: Prepare, refrigerate and at the end of meal, serve it in small cups. (Replacing the yogurt rice.)
    - Indira

    Comment by Nandita — November 18, 2007 @ 11:29 pm

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