Made of dried pomegranate seeds, this spice has a mildly fruity, sweet and sour flavor. Used in India to sour chutneys they are also used in pastries and breads in the Middle East. Try grinding and sprinkling over salads or vegetable dishes.

Dried wild pomegranate seeds. They are used as an acidic ingredient in curries and chutneys. Ground anardana is also made and imparts and deeper flavor.


Other names: దానిమ్మ గింజలు, Pomagranate Seed, Dried Pomegranate Seed, अनारदाना
Translations: Анардана

Physical Description

These are dried seeds of pomegranate, usually sun dried. Used mainly in chutneys and Chapli Kabab in Pakistan, and in many dishes in Arabian counties.

Colors: Pink to Blood Red

Tasting Notes

Flavors: sweet and sour
Mouthfeel: Tart
Substitutes: Imli

Selecting and Buying

Seasonality: january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, opctober, november, december
Peak: january, september, opctober, november, december
Choosing: Should free from any artificial colouring and food acid
Buying: Grocessary shops and in Packets

Preparation and Use

Anaddana Chutney, Chapli Kabab,


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