Pumpkin Raita Recipe
A simple yet nutritious raita, made using pumpkins that are roasted, and dunked in fresh homemade yogurt, this Pumpkin Raita Recipe is absolutely delicious.
The Pumpkin Raita, is a wholesome yogurt dish in itself. Raita is a dish that is traditional savored as an accompaniment along with Indian Main Course dishes or even Parathas. This raita is made by simple sauteeing the pumpkin along with a few basic herbs and salt to making it in to a delicious raita. You can add in some cooked beans like kidney beans or lima beans and make into one wholesome packed lunch for work.
Did you know: Pumpkin is rich in dietary fibers and Vitamin A.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Raita Recipes such as
- 200 grams Kaddu (Parangikai/ Pumpkin) , peeled and grated
- 400 ml Curd (Dahi / Yogurt)
- 1/2 teaspoon Red chilli powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera)
- 1 Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , small bunch, chopped
- Salt , to taste
- Salt , to taste
How to make Pumpkin Raita Recipe
Heat a teaspoon of oil in a pan on medium flame, add the grated pumpkin, sprinkle some salt to taste and stir fry until the pumpkin wilts down. Cover the pan and cook for 3 to 4 minutes and your pumpkin will be cooked.
Pumpkin also releases water when cooked, so there is not need to add water to cook the pumpkin. Once the pumpkin is cooked, transfer to a serving bowl and allow it to cool.
In the meanwhile, whisk the yogurt in another bowl along with some salt, red chili powder, roasted cumin powder and coriander. Finally stir in the cooked pumpkin into the yogurt mixture.Adjust the salt and spice levels and adjust to suit your taste.
Neha believes “pleasure in job brings perfection in work”. She loves to eat what she cooks and also looks forward to serve it in a perfect way with friends and family. With her immense love for food, she gave up the career as a dentist and began blogging. Neha's blog has been recognized as the best recipe blog and runners up for best general blog by prestigious Food Bloggers Association of India in 2014. She was also among the top 5 food blogs in Blogadda awards 2014. She loves her cooking appliances, tools, camera and lens, cherished being a foodie & a food photographer. She shares her experiments & innovations at http://www.whiskaffair.com/