Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Pumpkin Raita

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.

pumpkin raita

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


Rajani said...

Now that was a smart menu with things at hand...who needs those big fridges anyway (grapes are sour).
I am drooling over your pics right now, and since i never run out of pumpkin in my fridge, it may be just the dish to make when I have 10 minutes left to dinner!

Unknown said...

My better half hates pumpkins so its been ages since I have made this and now I am craving it big time. Guess I will make it just for myself, at home we usually add roasted crushed peanuts!
As for a big fridge, I want Nigella's Kitchen and that pantry which she walks into!!

Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi said...

the story is same here too but my problem is by the time am ready to cook my lazy bones take over and end up making some one dish meal.
the raita looks fantastic. very new and refreshing.

kankana said...

I have to try this interesting raita during Fall. Very interesting, I must say.


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