Sweet Pumpkin raitha or how to prepare pumpkin raitha

Recipe Categories: Salads and Raitas

Sweet pumpkin raitha requires very few ingredients and very easy to prepare. Sweet pumpkin raitha goes well with rice as a side dish. Delicious among all the raitha’s is Pumpkin raitha, as pumpkin gives special taste and flavor to the dish. 

Preparation time – 10 min

Cooking time – 10 min

Serves – 4



Sweet pumpkin – 1 cup (cut into  medium pieces)

Yogurt – 1 cup

Coconut (grated) – 2 tbs

Mustard seeds  – ¼ tsp

Green chili – 2 nos

Turmeric powder – 1 pinch

Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp

Curry leaves – 10 to 12 leaves

Coriander leaves – 1/4 cup (chopped)

Asafoctide (hing) – 1 pnich

Oil or ghee – 1/2 tsp

Salt to taste


Cook pumpkin pieces and green chilies in a kadai or pressure cook in a pan.


Allow them to cool and smash altogether into a paste.


Heat a tadka pan, add oil /ghee in it. When it becomes hot add mustard seed, when it begins to crackle add cumin seed, curry leaves, a pinch of hing (asafoctide), a pinch of turmeric powder.


Add this seasoning to the smashed pumpkin mixture and mix all together. Add grated coconut, chopped coriander, salt to taste.


Finally add one cup of yogurt and mix.


Sweet pumpkin raihta is ready to serve.




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