Sweet Pumpkin raitha or how to prepare pumpkin raitha

Recipe Categories: Salads and Raitas
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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

Ingredients:

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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

Procedure:

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

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Allow them to cool and smash altogether into a paste.

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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.

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

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Finally add one cup of yogurt and mix.

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Sweet pumpkin raihta is ready to serve.

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