Its almost a routine on most days to go thru various blogs, get carried away by beautiful pictures of some amazing looking food, visit more blogs, drool some more, get all inspired to cook and then realise that I have some really boring vegetables stocked up.
This happened again a couple of days back and I had about an half an hour before I needed to get lunch ready, and all I had was half a pumpkin and potatoes ! I was too lazy to drive out, so just had to make do with what I had on hand.
Sometimes, I wish I had those beautiful refrigerators that they show in the TV ads. Its stocked with all sorts of fruits and vegetables and some delicious looking desserts
It was a terribly hot and humid day, so decided on some rotis, potato sabji and pumpkin raita.
This is a really simple raita, high in dietary fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and zero cholesterol.
What you need -
2 cups cubed red pumpkin
1 1/2 cup curd / plain yoghurt
1/2 tsp roasted cumin powder
1/4 tsp red chilli powder (optional)
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp coriander leaves
What you do with it -
Take the skin off the pumpkin and cook / steam the pumpkin pieces, without any water
In a bowl, add the curd and salt and beat well
Add the boiled / steamed pumpkin and mash it well to blend with the yoghurt
Sprinkle the cumin powder and chilli powder and garnish with coriander leaves