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.

Neha Mathur
Pumpkin Raita Recipe
3820 ratings.

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 knowPumpkin is rich in dietary fibers and Vitamin A. 

Serve Pumpkin Raita along with Ajwaini Tamatar Bhindi and Phulka for a weekday lunch or dinner. Finish the meal with Gulab Jamun Trifle Recipe as dessert. 

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Raita Recipes such as

  1. Boondi Raita Recipe
  2. Bhindi Raita Recipe
  3. Tadka Raita Recipe

Cuisine: Indian
Course: Side Dish
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

15 M

Cooks in

15 M

Total in

30 M


4 Servings


  • 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

  1. To begin making the Pumpkin Raita Recipe, we will cook the grated pumpkin in a pan.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Serve Pumpkin Raita along with Ajwaini Tamatar Bhindi and Phulka for a weekday lunch or dinner. Finish the meal with Gulab Jamun Trifle Recipe as dessert.