6 Scrumptious Pomegranate Recipes To Try During The Lock down


Pomegranates are amazing for your health as it contains antioxidants and also a rich source of vitamin C. It has higher levels of antioxidants when compared to green tea and red wine. The presence of antioxidants in the fruit is helpful in removing free radicals, protects cell damages, and lowers inflammation as it has anti-inflammatory properties. Apart from nutrients such as vitamin C, the fruit is a good source of vitamin E which together prevents illness and fight off infection. Well, pomegranate is highly essential for your body, and here are the delicious dishes to taste during this lockdown which would be healthy for everyone.

SPROUT SALAD WITH CITRUS AND POMEGRANATE: You could add brussels sprouts instead of using cabbage or kale in salads and also add pomegranate in it. It would serve as the best dish with fresh flavors and texture.

CHOPPED HERB AND POMEGRANATE: Luscious dish prepared with a green side salad of parsley, dill, and mint sprinkled with sweet pomegranate and crunchy cucumber. Who else would not love this combination of ingredients?

MULLED POMEGRANATE JUICE: To prepare this energetic as well as healthy drink, you have to pour the pomegranate juice in the pan and add rosemary, sumac, cinnamon stick, coriander seeds, and orange. Now, keep it in simmer and then pour through a sieve into a jug. It would be the best drink for dinner tonight.

POMEGRANATE PRIMM’S: One of the simplest and easiest preparations of all. All you have to do is to mix the Pimm’s and pomegranate juice in a jug and keep it in the refrigerator to chill. Now slice the cucumber and then tip the cucumber and pomegranate seeds into the jug. So, when you are ready to have it, just stir the chilled lemonade into the Pimm’s mix and add then add a few ice cubes to the glasses of summer drink.

GOAT CHEESE CROSTINI WITH MINT AND POMEGRANATE: Both pomegranate and mint are the best combinations ever. So, you gotta try it with goat’s cheese on these small-sized crostinis (small slices of grilled or toasted bread and toppings) and this would turn out to be an amazing snack for the evening tea or for the family dinner.

POMEGRANATE RAITA –A SUMMER RELISH: Have a cup of pomegranate arils and take half a cup of yogurt and blender it until it becomes smooth. You could now add the required amount of sugar and if you wish the salty version of the dish, then you could avoid sugar and add salt. Then stir well until the sugar or salt dissolves. Now add half teaspoon cumin powder, a pinch of red chili powder, sprinkle black pepper as per your requirement. Now, you gotta stir it well, and then you could add those pomegranate pearls and mint leaves. Well, it is ready to serve. Timely one for this pandemic-summer!

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