When we think of Pumpkin, we think of the Halloween week, but they have no limitations. Pumpkins are versatile and are used across the globe in many ways. Pumpkin is an all time favorite vegetable be it the Pumpkin Sabzi cooked at home or the Pumpkin Spice Latte at your favourite coffee shop. Pumpkin is an all season vegetable that's available throughout the year and they are extremely nutritious and low in calories. They are a rich source of Vitamin A and antioxidants which are good for vision and our body tissues.
How will you pick a perfect Pumpkin?
Pumpkin is an orange vegetable and make sure they are completely orange when you pick them.
Depending on the purpose you can choose the size of the pumpkin. Small ones are good for cooking (easy to cut), medium to big ones are good for carving and decorations.
Look for holes/ splits in the Pumpkin, such ones might be damaged and rot.
Look at the colour of the stem, it should be green in colour as the stem indicates the health of the pumpkin.
How to store Pumpkins?
- Pumpkins can normally be stored upto 90 days when kept in a cool and dry place.
- Avoid humid places.
- Make sure there is no water on the pumpkin when you are storing them for long, let it dry completely.
Now that we know little more about Pumpkins, below are some of the delicious recipes made from Pumpkin across various regions of Indian that best goes for your main course. Do try them and send us your feedback.