Wednesday, 23 January 2013

It would be hard to believe if anyone says that i have not tried pumpkin! it is one vegetable which is eaten in many forms ranging from sweets, soups, salads, pies, veggies and the list is endless. I was doubtful before trying this recipe, as to how it would taste? but it came well giving nice light yellow colour to the curd.
Ingredients  used in this are:

  1. Fresh curd
  2. Pumpkin pieces
  3. Salt to taste
  4. Cumin powder
  5. Red chilly powder
First of all pumpkin was peeled and some cubes were taken which were boiled till they were tender.
Pumpkin pieces
Ensure the pumpkin you have taken is ripe and yellow in colour as it imparts nice colour to the curd. Then using your mixer or blender make a smooth paste out of the boiled pumpkin pieces. Add the paste to the curd and mix well till it is well incorporated. Also add salt, red chilly powder and cumin powder according to your  taste. Garnish it with cumin powder and red chilly powder, it looks awesome. I used 4 tbs of paste in 200ml of curd which imparted nice light yellow colour. One can adjust the quantity as per need and taste.         
Pumpkin Raita
 Though there are endless benefits of pumpkin but some of essential ones are:
  1. Its pulp contain pro vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin C, salts and minerals. So it helps in regeneration and slowing down the ageing process. 
  2. This vegetable have laxative action which helps in curing constipation and dyspepsia. 
  3. It also protects against heart diseases as it contains antioxidants.
  4. Pumpkin juice is indicated for ulcers and high acidity.
  5. Pumpkin is also indicated to cure hormonal disorders or adolescent behaviour & intestinal parasites.
So after going through these benefits of pumpkin one can't avoid adding it, in his/her diet.



  1. Richa, this Looks delicious…. and so do the other recipes on your blog. I may never have the motivation to get up and cook something myself. Let's all have a dinner date next time we are in India.

  2. Looks really good, post more Rich, something amazing… Yun ke maze aa jaae.

  3. ok sure i will, you can also give some idea. i will also try out the reciepes which are in ur mind or which u like to have.