Anardana Powder / Dried Pomegranate, it is such a amazing ingredient which is used in many recipes from chicken curry to aloo dishes. But i have never made any of them. Because i was unable to get my hands on them in my place. But few months back i read this great tip from a magazine of making your own homemade anardana. It is so simple, whenever you make a batch of pomegranate juice, just reserve the seeds, dry it up and powder it. Thats it. It is like two recipes in one and you are using ever bit of the penny you spend in those pomegranate. So i thought of sharing it with you all.
Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Serves : 2
Pomegranate – 2 large
Sugar / Honet – 1 tblspn or to taste
Lemon Juice – 1 tsp or to taste
Remove the seeds from pomegranate by bashing the top.
Take them in a blender, and pulse it few time to crush them
Add in sugar and lemon juice to taste.
How to Make Anardana Powder at Home:
When you strain the juice from pomegranate, reserve the seeds, dont throw it away. Just Spread them on a plate and dry them under sun till it is completely dry.
You can powder them in a blender.
Store them in a air tight container in fridge.
Use in your recipes.
|Take a pomegranate|
|Cut them in half|
|To remove the seeds from this fruit|
|bash the top with a spoon of ladle|
|look all the seeds has come out|
|Few of the skin would fall with it|
|you have to remove those skins out|
|now time to blend|
|take it in a blender|
|Pulse it few times, dont grind it..JUST PULSE IT|
|Pour this into a strainer|
|fresh pomegranate juice|
|add sugar or honey to taste|
|squeeze little lemon juice to tast|
|pour in to glass|
|decorate with a slice of lemon|