Anardana (Pomegranate Seeds) (Punica granatum) refers to the seeds of the pomegranate fruits which is used as a souring agent. They are small, sun-dried seeds of the wild Indian pomegranate plant which have mildly fruity, sweet and sour flavor. Their tangy, sweet, slightly sour taste is added to curries, chutneys, dals and even desserts and also used in pastries and breads in the Middle East. These seeds are also used in tangy lamb and chicken dishes and the powder or grounded form can be sprinkled over salads or vegetable dishes. Anardana are available is spice shops in seed or powder form.

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